10/15/12 07:32 PM
is 75 F to high for a sour beer ?
I have two sour beers going on, both where low gravity (~ 1.050) pale ales that got contaminated and have gotten dregs from many sours. One is more than a year old, added sour cherries to it during the summer and I think is close to be done, I plan to bottle it by December. The other is much more recent, brewed about two month a go, FG 0.015, has gone down maybe a point since then.
Until this week both beers where at 65-68 F, but this week I moved to a new place, an apartment, and they are both now at 75 F. I turn off the heating in the apartment as soon as I moved in, as I don't like my apartment that hot, but the temperature won't go down as the neighbors keep their apartment at who know what temp (80-90? it seems some people in Canada like to pretend they live in Hawaii, I don't blame them).
The question is, is this (75 F) too high for the sour beers? is anything bad going to happen to them? should i try to find a new home for them, maybe a friend's basement or something like that? Any imput or experiences are greatly appreciated. thanks.