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Old 19-06-2017, 06:34 PM   #21
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Saw bubbles today so guessing I haven't killed my yeast! It was 35 degrees inside the brew shed yesterday....
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Old 19-06-2017, 08:27 PM   #22
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Saw bubbles today so guessing I haven't killed my yeast! It was 35 degrees inside the brew shed yesterday....
Should be some wonderful flavours from that brew😋

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Old 19-06-2017, 09:04 PM   #23
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Saw bubbles today so guessing I haven't killed my yeast! It was 35 degrees inside the brew shed yesterday....
Copied from another post I made this evening...
'I have a brew on the go at present in my garage, which has hit 27/28*C at times. However I put my FV in my water bath (alias Wilko trug) and the bath temperature has stayed in the range 20-22*C due in part to evaporative cooling I suspect, and me swapping a litre of warm water with a litre of cold from the fridge about twice a day.'
Suggest you try my idea. Anything is better than 35*C
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Welcome to the forum.
Not sure if it's already been mentioned but a thermometer strip from eBay is highly recommended.
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/LCD-STICK-ON...%257Ciid%253A1
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Old 22-06-2017, 08:32 AM   #25
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Looks like my FV already has one of those strips!

Question: Is there a good thermometer which logs temperatures over a historical period (ie 24 hours or a week even?) That way I can track min/max temperatures over time.
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Looks like my FV already has one of those strips!

Question: Is there a good thermometer which logs temperatures over a historical period (ie 24 hours or a week even?) That way I can track min/max temperatures over time.
24° to me.They are actually pretty good and give you a ballpark figure..

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So Tuesday is Day 16. If I follow the instructions from TreeBeard, I add the dry hops and leave another 5-6 days. Any advice before I do this?
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Old 24-06-2017, 08:01 AM   #28
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To quote myself ...

"When all else fails - read and follow the instructions."


... that way you can always blame someone else!
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This thread reminds me of my first brew. It was a Young's Harvest Bitter with a kilo of sugar as per the instructions. I fermented it in the immersion heater cupboard thinking that it would keep it nice and warm. It certainly did that. The resulting brew had serious fusel alcohol which gave me the worst headache I have ever had. Took about a week to disappear completely! I threw most of it out except for a couple of bottles. 6 months later they actually tasted pretty good. To the OP I would say don't worry too much. It will get easier the more brews you do. Try to find a place where you have reasonably consistent temperatures preferably between 18-22C. The Summer house is not great because the temp will be too high just now, especially during the day. Oh and by the way you don't need to do a starter with dried yeast. Ideally you should rehydrate it in boiled, cooled water 10ml per gram of yeast @ 30-35C wait 15 mins, stir and pitch. However, many people just pitch the dry yeast into the wort and get perfectly acceptable results. Good luck and keep on brewing.

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Old 25-06-2017, 05:45 PM   #30
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Day 14.

Took a hydrometer measurement but it has just sunk to the bottom of the vessel. Picture below.

Should I be concerned?

As it's day 14 and there weren't any bubbles coming through the airlock, I've just added my dry hops to the FV. Will leave for 5 days then transfer to the keg.
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