Craft beer – Ambient temperature for fermentation

Re: Fermentation Temperature versus Ambient Temperature And yet, Palmer goes on and on and on about water Chemistry yet suggests to put your ale in an ambient room of 72 degrees.

Will sauerkraut ferment at 50 degrees?

Some prefer to operate at a temperature of 70° to 80°, while others let the temperature fall as low as 50°. The higher temperature has the advantage of inducing a rapid formation of acid, but this is offset by a tendency to produce soft and pink sauerkraut.

Can you ferment sauerkraut at 80 degrees?

Ideal 65-72 Degrees Fahrenheit (18–22 Degrees Celsius)

The best quality sauerkraut is produced at a temperature range of 65-72° Fahrenheit (18–22° Celsius) without more than a 5° Fahrenheit (3° Celsius) swing in temperature. If your house is warmer than this, try fermenting for a shorter time period.

How long does sauerkraut need to ferment?

Store the container at 70 to 75°F while fermenting. At these temperatures, sauerkraut will be fully fermented in about three to four weeks; at 60 to 65°F, fermentation may take six weeks. Below 60°F, sauerkraut may not ferment. Above 80°F, sauerkraut may become soft and spoil.

Can sauerkraut ferment too long?

Can you ferment sauerkraut for too long? Yes, there is such a thing as too-long fermentation. A clear sign that you have left your cabbage out for too long a period is that it might turn mushy. However, that is not the only factor to know for sure.

How do you know when sauerkraut is done fermenting?

At the 7-day mark (5-day if fermenting in a warm environment; 10-day if your home is extra cool), open the jar, pull out the small jar or weight, and smell and taste your sauerkraut. It should start to taste sour and no longer taste like salted cabbage. Its colors should be fading and not bright like fresh cabbage.