Under certain conditions and with certain materials, heat is the enemy: ruining epoxies, spoiling food and interfering with the brewing process. These pitfalls, however, can be averted when the effects of heat are understood, and proper precautions are in place.
Temperature is the most important factor affecting food quality. Consider the many steps that take place between harvesting fresh produce and getting it on the consumer’s table. Especially during transport, maintaining cool temperatures ensures that the food arrives at its destination ready to sell instead of spoiled.