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Tips for brewing at high temperatures

I advise looking at HotHead from Omega Labs: http://www.omegayeast.com/portfolio/14158-2/ Flocculation: Medium-High Attenuation: 75-85% Temperature Range: 62-98° F (16-37° C) Alcohol Tolerance: 11%...
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Steps to take as a first timer brewery

Get yourself a decent homebrewing book. John Palmer's book "How to Brew" is a great starting place. Watch some youtube videos on homebrewing. This one has a million views. (You guys are lucky, when ...
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Brewing beer in Florida

A "brew fridge" might be one suggestion to brew beer at a cooler than ambient temperature. It is basically a converted old fridge that has no shelves and has been converted to hold the fermenting ...
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Safale S05 when is it safe to increase temperature

You want to keep the temp lower for the first 4-5 days. That's when the majority of esters are formed. After that, it's not only OK but preferable, to let the temp rise. If you need to keep it ...
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Affordable cooling solutions

Son of a Fermentation Chiller Look up "son of a fermentation chiller". This is a two-chamber box made out of styrofoam insulation. It has a temperature controller and a fan. You load one chamber up ...
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Tips for brewing at high temperatures

I don't live in a tropical climate, but summers here get quite hot (chicago IL) during the summer I use a Large rubbermade Tote, and fill it with water and put my fermentation buckets into it. it ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

They must be referring to the temperature of the yeasties themselves, which would be the fermenter temperature. Nothing else makes sense.
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What happens if I ferment a lager at room temperature?

In general, fermenting lager yeast at room temperatures would result in off flavors due to esters, diacetyl, and other components. The "California Common" is an exception to this, and the standard ...
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Safale S05 when is it safe to increase temperature

Given that Fermentis lists the maximum fermentation temperature for US-05 as 18-28°C, you should be fine as long as the fermenting beer doesn't go too far outside of that range. During the first ca. 2-...
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Safale S05 when is it safe to increase temperature

There's many ways to keep cool I think all of them have been discussed here. As far as your question. Once you're past the growth phase especially and high krausen to be safe a little more heat ...
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Affordable cooling solutions

Most often than not, from the "overall temperature", beer quality depends on the temperature over the first 1-2 days of fermentation. Make sure you cool your wort well after boiling, and pitch the ...
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48 hours into ferment. Fermenter temperature is 73°F. Should I cool it?

I would set the fermenter into a tub with 2 inches water in the bottom, and drape a wet t-shirt over the fermenter. This will cool it off just by about 5 degrees F, which might keep it under 70 F. ...
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Does heat ruin beer in fermentation?

Yes, fermenting at that high a temp can cause off flavors. The most prevalent and common one will be fusel alchols. Those can give your beer an almost "nail polish remover" flavor and can generate ...
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Controlling fermentation temperatures

I live in the south of England where it has recently been even colder than "oop North". At this time of year I go with the seasons and brew the year's supply of lager(!!!). Its perfectly lagered and ...
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What happens if fermentation happens at wrong temperature?

Each yeast strain has an ideal temperature range to limit bad esters and phenols. Too hot can give the yeast too much room to play, while this is great for yeast health and reproduction they will ...
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Best beer styles for warm fermentation environment?

If you can lay your hands on a Kveik strain, you can make a Norwegian farmhouse ale. Kveik yeast ferments in temperatures up to even 40°C with comparatively little off aromas. A Saison strain will ...
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Kettle souring with lactobacillus - hot plate?

Wort It will be good, if you will have a good way to stir. In 30 liters I found temperature differences of more than 20°C to be possible, and ones around 5-10°C to be pretty common. So make sure some ...
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High alcoholic taste on my beer, fermenting gone wrong?

What was your OG and your FG? How long did you wait before drinking? It's an ale yeast, which means that fermentation temperature should be more between 16° C and 24° C. It also says 'California Ale' ...
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Steps to take as a first timer brewery

Use a kit at least once, maybe even as many as three times or longer if you're happy just using kits. Getting used to the process and how things should look at each step of the way is crucial, and it'...
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Higher temperature during first two days after pitching yeast

The most "important" time for fermentation is probably while it is happening. The yeast produces and consumes things over the course of the fermenting so IMHO their is no particular "important" point ...
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Think about doing a Lager

I believe the Mr. Beer is a 1 gallon size and fits in most fridges nice. However most fridges work between 35-45°. Your target range for lagering is 48-54°F. With out electronic temp control, you ...
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Fermentation has not started been 48 hours.

If it is still not bubbling or showing positive signs of fermentation then IMHO the yeast should be re-pitched ASAP. This time make up a starter to check the yeast to be pitched is actually active ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

It is definitely the temperature of the fermenting liquid. What you normally would do is fit a thermometer (like a crystal thermometer) against the side of the fermentor. Then you have a good view of ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

Jumping off from some of the comments already posted: I think to make sense of this it helps to realize that, for those brewers who produce most of the beer in the world and who are probably the most ...
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Will it be OK to ferment at a lower ambient temp than yeast recommends?

I think you'll be ok if 11°c is your bottom end. May be a little slower is all. This turbo yeast is a huge amount of yeast if you use the whole pack in 20L. These distillers yeasts are pretty ...
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1st homebrew, how long to be ready? Any support and better recipes

It's kind of hard to answer your question without knowing where you are. That said, if you're trying to convert non-alcohol beer by adding sugar and yeast, it's pretty doubtful that you'll be all that ...
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Is phenol production temperature related or not?

tl;dr: this is a complex issue and only a few papers on the subject have been published, but the long and short of it is that wort composition and yeast genetics, not fermentation temperature, are the ...
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Beer fermentation runs real warm and dropped gravity real fast

It is very fast, probably due to the high temperature (the higher the faster it will ferment), the insulation jacket would keep it warmer. The type of yeast used cans also cause this, some yeast are ...
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What happens if I ferment a lager at room temperature?

Most lagers need to ferment below 55°F during growth phase to reduce esters and fusel alcohols. Diacetyl Rest Towards the end of the feeding phase (last couple days of primary) the temperature is ...
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Best beer styles for warm fermentation environment?

You can brew a saission as suggested by other users, but with HotHead from Omega labs you can brew clean flavoured sytles up to far higher temps: I advise looking at HotHead from Omega Labs: http://...
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