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RE>Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #560

Donald Rudee asked about temperature effects on yeast. In the lab we grow 
yeast optimally at 30C or about 86F.  They will be happy in your nice warm 
cabinet, growing moderately and producing lots of nice CO2. The basement 
temperature of 58 would really slow them down and I'd expect CO2 production to 
be quite low.

When you mix up your yeast use lukewarm water to dissolve the sugar, soda, and 
yeast; I swirl these ingredients with a minimal amount of water, then add cold 
water to the right volume. The whole mix will equilibrate to the ambient temp 
pretty soon. The only thing you must avoid is really hot water, which could 
kill the yeast. 

Have fun.