Temperature for festabrew cerveza fermentation?

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Temperature for festabrew cerveza fermentation?

Post by daveybuoy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:29 am

Hey everyone

I'm a newbie with a quick question.

Do I need to ferment the FestaBrew Ccerveza (or any lager) in a fridge, or would a basement that stays at a steady 17C be okay?

What happens if you brew a lager (from kit, so I 'm assuming with the appropriate yeast) at that temp? Does it just take longer, or create off flavours?

I plan on carbonating on a keg.

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Post by saosborne » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:52 am

hard to say what off flavors might be present if any. my guess is the yeast that comes with the kit is pretty versatile and the designers take into consideration that most people who are making the kits do not have a dedicated lagering chamber. you should be fine. You could also use a swamp cooler. Place the fermentor in a rubbermaid container, fill it with water and wrap the carboy in towelshanging in the watter, a fan helps with the evaporation and lowers the temp.

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Re: Temperature for festabrew cerveza fermentation?

Post by daveybuoy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:55 am

Thanks. That's what I was curious about, if the kits take in to account that if I'm a guy buying a kit, I probably don't have an advanced enough setup to ferment at a constant low temperature.

I'm not sure I can pull a swamp off. It's a conical, although garbage can might do it.

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Post by jacinthebox » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:45 am

Maybe switch yeast. Make a starter with some San Fran lager yeast. It will stay cleaner at 17 than the yeast that comes with the kit IMO
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Post by elreplica » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 am

The lager is S23 and it’s ok...I’ve used 34/70 and it was very good. Try to ferment within the recommended ranges with those yeasts and it’ll be great beer.
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Post by wcturnedec » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:21 am

The Brulosophy folks have done a lot experiments with W-34/70 and mentioned that the strain (supposedly) can tolerate fermenting into 60's (F) provided you have some method to cold crash the method following fermentation. I've used 34/70 a few times before but haven't yet fermented above 60F, this might be next lager experiment.

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Re: Temperature for festabrew cerveza fermentation?

Post by jacinthebox » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:54 am

I find 34/70 gave me apples the few times I lagered with it
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