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Old 08-03-2004, 07:20 PM
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I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?

Thanks,

Don



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Old 08-03-2004, 11:16 PM
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I bet it is perking by now!
Really it should be ok

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I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin

the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?

Thanks,

Don




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Old 09-03-2004, 01:43 AM
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Cold makes the yeast go dormant. Warming it up will wake it. Too much heat
will kill it. You're okay.

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I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin

the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?

Thanks,

Don





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Old 09-03-2004, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Maybe it will start working today.
Don

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Cold makes the yeast go dormant. Warming it up will wake it. Too much heat
will kill it. You're okay.

"Don" wrote in message
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I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the

temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin

the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?

Thanks,

Don







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Old 09-03-2004, 05:03 PM
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And at the temperatures you are quoting, it would probably not even go
dormant, just work a little slower which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Ray

"Daniel_B" wrote in message
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Cold makes the yeast go dormant. Warming it up will wake it. Too much heat
will kill it. You're okay.

"Don" wrote in message
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I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the

temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin

the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?

Thanks,

Don









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Old 09-03-2004, 08:57 PM
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In article ,
Don wrote:
I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?


I'm calculating 16C~61F, and 19C~67F

What *are* the appropriate temperatures for wine? I didn't even think
of this before hauling my carboy down to the basement (and in a week, it
only dropped from about 1.070 to 1.052 before I did this!)

For beer the rule is "better flavor from lower temperatures, but don't
knock the yeast dormant, and stable temperature is better than lower."

My choices are 68F/60F, 68F/50F, and whatever a west-central PA cellar
is for my day/night temperatures.

Should I haul that carboy back up?

hawk
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Old 10-03-2004, 12:35 AM
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My wine kits call for 70F to 75F until the SG reaches 1.000. I'd yank it
back upstairs, or get a heating coil or such.

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In article ,
Don wrote:
I made my first wine kit last night and I was wondering if I made a big
mistake. After I added the yeast to the mixture, I noticed the

temperature
was only 16 Celsius. It has been around 16 hours and the temperature has
almost reached room temperature (19 Celsius). Will these cold temps ruin

the
yeast or should it be alright in a few days?


I'm calculating 16C~61F, and 19C~67F

What *are* the appropriate temperatures for wine? I didn't even think
of this before hauling my carboy down to the basement (and in a week, it
only dropped from about 1.070 to 1.052 before I did this!)

For beer the rule is "better flavor from lower temperatures, but don't
knock the yeast dormant, and stable temperature is better than lower."

My choices are 68F/60F, 68F/50F, and whatever a west-central PA cellar
is for my day/night temperatures.

Should I haul that carboy back up?

hawk
--
Richard E. Hawkins, Asst. Prof. of Economics /"\ ASCII ribbon

campaign
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