- Jun 27, 2020
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So my first brew from a tin is starting just waiting for the temp to drop to 25deg so I can add the yeast and then she will be going note the heat pad is off!
Nope that’s just my spelling yeah the instructions say get it down to 25 deg and add yeast but it is ready in now I think it’s sitting at 22deg now but in all fairness I’m not sure if I am ready the thermometer right* lager Hope that was predictive text too!
25C is very high for a lager, is that what the instructions say?
What yeast comes with it?
If you are able I would get the temp a lot lower before pitching the yeast.
There's no need to heat, if you want to avoid temps going too low wrap it in a blanket, 16 deg won't do any harm. Fermentation makes heat, if it's insulated it will get warm by its self and then tomorrow daytime it will get even hotter. High fermentation temperatures will make un-lagerlike flavours so heat is the thing you need to avoid, reasonably low temperatures will just mean it takes a little longer to finish fermenting.Ok I have just been down to Check on the temp and it is 16 going down so I have turned the mat on see if it can be resurrected
Towels will be fine, imo it will be ok without but for peace of mind some insulation would be a good idea, it will help prevent it getting too warm in the daytime. Maybe throw a few plastic bottles 3/4 full of water in the freezer tonight and if it goes over 20 deg tomorrow then wrap one or two in there with it.Ok I better go back down and turn it off then and find something to wrap it in maybe a towel??