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basement got too cold!!

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damn my basement was clocked at 56 degrees my bottles were fairly cold and so was my keg what should i do i already moved to the bottle upstairs to get them to room temp i dont want to move the keg its only on its 3rd day of fermenting what should ido

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move it to a better temp, or fill some water bottles with hot water and set them around it and cover it with a blanket.

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You might think about trying Nottingham ale yeast for the winter. It would thrive at that temperature and you would get lagar like clarity in your beers.

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do you have a "Brew-O-Meter" on the LBK?

My basement is running about 62*F near the kegs but the LBK is reading 66*F

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still waiting on the brew o meter it hasnt come in yet plus ill see what i can do about changing the yeast on my next order thanks for the replies totally appreciate it

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and another thing is that the reason i dont want to move the LBK because theres Krausen reaching almost to the top of the lid so im gonna try the hot bottles and see of that works

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If you have Krausen almost to the top it is fermenting fine and no need for the hot bottles.

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stealthyelf wrote:

alright cool what about the brew that its bottled move to a higher temp or leave it with the keg??

If it were me, I would move the bottles to a warmer environment for 2-3 weeks, to ensure they carbonate completely. Then you could return them to the basement for the conditioning.

As far as the keg, if you leave it in the basement, I would definitely give it the full 3 weeks to ferment.

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packerduf wrote:

stealthyelf wrote:

alright cool what about the brew that its bottled move to a higher temp or leave it with the keg??

If it were me, I would move the bottles to a warmer environment for 2-3 weeks, to ensure they carbonate completely. Then you could return them to the basement for the conditioning.

As far as the keg, if you leave it in the basement, I would definitely give it the full 3 weeks to ferment.

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As long as the temperature in the basement doesn't stay at that cold temperature, you'll suffer only a slight lag in fermentation. Cold puts the yeast to sleep, but when it warms up, they go right back to work. A couple of days of colder temperatures isn't going to hurt the beer. But going a full 3 weeks before bottling is probably a good idea.

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well the keg is still in the basement at the moment i have a lot of Krausen in it.... it nearly almost blew off the top though luckly i have it in a cooler too the bottles i have moved upstairs where the temp is between 65-68 degrees

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to cold is not nearly as detremental as to warm to the best of my knowledge. Too warm=death and off flavor, to cold= slower/minimal fermentation. If you have the patience as well as the hydrometer you will be finnnnnnneeee

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I have both i just wanted to make sure its been alittle cold here in the northeast hopefully it'll go back up to 50 like they say it would

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