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#1 Hines

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Posted 24 February 2023 - 08:24 AM

Backstory, we have a floating cabin  (imagine a shed that actually floats on the lake, semi-permanently).    I had the idea of brewing a batch of beer with lake water and fermenting it on the lake.   I know temps will be high.

 

Do any of you have a suggestion on a simple ale and yeast that likes to ferment at a higher temp?   The only temperature control that I can do is putting the vessel in a tub of water and putting a tshirt over it.   I can point a fan at it that is run by a fan with a solar panel.  Otherwise, I'm not going to drain my solar system to attempt to cool this.

 

 

Odds are I will make something that tastes like crap.  But it will be a fun experiment.



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Posted 24 February 2023 - 09:54 AM

how warm?  the kveik yeasts like it warm but you actually have to keep it warm.



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Posted 24 February 2023 - 02:20 PM

how warm?  the kveik yeasts like it warm but you actually have to keep it warm.

That would be my choice as well.  



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Posted 24 February 2023 - 02:21 PM

What temp is the lake? You could float the fermenter in the lake and it'll be whatever the lake temp is.

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Posted 24 February 2023 - 02:22 PM

What temp is the lake? You could float the fermenter in the lake and it'll be whatever the lake temp is.

Bonus points if  you ferment in a weather balloon! No airlock so as it ferments it gets bigger :)



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Posted 24 February 2023 - 02:24 PM

Bonus points if you ferment in a weather balloon! No airlock so as it ferments it gets bigger :)


How else would it float in the lake!


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