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Going to Europe for a month: What to brew late June to mid July?

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thrillho

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Title sums it up...

I have no fermentation fridge, so temp control is out of the question, but I really want to put down a lager in a cold dank corner of my house whilst I swan around Europe.

Living in Melbourne, I know that temperatures will be pretty cold, but also damn inconsistent. I wouldn't leave a fermenter outside... but I would consider opening up a window and leaving the fermenter in my room (don't worry, a burglar would have to be pretty damn fit to get to my window! ;) ).

Is this an okay idea? The room itself probably wouldn't dip and rise in temps as much as leaving it outside, right?

In any case... can I do a lager? Or should I be sticking to ales?

Are there any lager recipes that you have tried without fridge control?


Thanks all!

Thrillho
 

philmud

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I reckon the temperatures will fluctuate more than you'd want, but it'll be too cold for a saison, so I say have a crack & see what you get
 

iralosavic

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S23 seems to cope pretty well with temperature fluctuation. You could try something like a Dunkel, where there is at least some backbone to hide any imperfections.
 
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