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quincy

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I put down my first ever brew last night. Wasn't too adventurous - used a Pils fresh wort and pitched s-04 (I think - have it written down somewhere @ home!)
Woke this morning to find everthing going along nicely. I plan to rack when finished and store in my normal beer fridge for two weeks or so.
Do I need to watch the temp during cold conditioning, or do I just put it in and watch the clock for two LONG weeks.

As I'm just kicking off, any advise will be appreciated.

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Quincy, you don't need to watch the temp too much. Just keep it at 5C or below and make sure it doesn't wildly fluctuate. A few degrees here and there won't hurt it. Just make sure your wort is fully fermented before you rack.

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Thanks Snow.
I hear so much about when to rack and had decided to wait until it was fully fermented just to be safe.
I have also been told to give a gentle stir once in the racking bin to help produce co2 to clear the head space and prevent oxidisation ????
Is this OK or should I just leave it.

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No don't stir it. The process of racking would have agitated it well enough already.

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yes, don't stir

Real easy to oxidise the wort. If you have racked to a cube there is very little headspace anyway.

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