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Second batch results

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I just sampled the second batch of beer that I brewed and it turned out great! I brewed the Oktoberfest. It has decent foam and carbonation, taste is mild with just a hit of bitterness, but very pleasant. I conditioned it for 4 weeks in a room with temperatures around 65º. Now to let my son-in-law try a bottle and get his opinion.   

 

My first batch did not turn out so good, because I conditioned for 3 weeks at about 60º.  

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8 hours ago, BDawg62 said:

Sounds like you are hooked. 

 

Try to carbonate the next one at around 72 degrees for two to three weeks and then condition at the lower temperature. 

Unfortunately, I have no place in this house above 67º and it's usually colder.  

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I have the same issue so here is my solution.

 

Get a cooler or plastic tub and put a strand of Xmas lights in it, 50 is usually more than enough.  Get a cheap timer and use a thermometer to figure out the on/off cycle to get the temperature up to the mid 70s.  Another option is to use a cheap temperature controller (about $30 on Amazon) to regulate the on/off cycle to maintain the temperature.

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