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Mark_W

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I'm about to start my 2nd ever brew- a Pilsener.

I have checked the temperature in my 2nd fridge and it seems the thermostat is buggered... regardless of setting (ie coldest/warmest or middle) it gives a fairly standard 10 degree temperature.

As I understand it this is perfect for the fermentation process however is higher than the recoomended 5 degrees or colder I read on here for CCing.

Will it affect my brew too much if I CC at 10 degrees or should I go to the trouble of trying to keep the temp down with frozen bottles etc?
 

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Sorry - also meant to ask.... any tips on the best pitching temperature... using a Morgans Pilsener with Saflager yeast.
 

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10 degrees will be ok for cc, as close to just above zero as you can is better.

There has been debate before about pitching temps, do a search.

Gauranteed that when I post my suggested pitching temp someone else will suggest another.

The best rule of thumb is to have your wort and starter/yeast sachet at the recomended FERMENTATION temperature. If you have thermostat control and glycerine cooling coils, you may wish to vary this.

Changing a thermostat control is not too tricky if you are not tool challenged. You need to remove the existing thermostat, take it to a fridge parts supplier who will sell you a replacement, ours cost about $40 last summer.
 

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