Brew wife (/bro͞o wīf/) : a sophisticated lady married to a wonderful man who is obsessed with making (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops while turning our small apartment into a chaotic mess and completely taking over the fridge to fill it with beer.

too cold for fermentation

Living in Miami most of the issues we face with fermentation is trying to keep things cool enough. Most beer yeast require low temperatures for optimal fermentation depending on the beer style. So of course we have those cold-ish days in the "winter" time; and that is exactly the time Laz picked to make a Saison.
Saison is a Belgian style beer that requires yeast to ferment at a higher temperature, this is because at this temperature, above 80F or so, the yeast gives off characteristic Saison flavors.

So what do we do to warm the fermentor? ..... put it in a Jacuzzi, of course!
Well, not exactly, but that is the general idea. We made sort of a pool for the fermentor by placing it into a bucket with water and heating the water with an aquarium heater.



So far it seems to be working.... lets see how it turns out!


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