My last couple of batches have taken a while to start fermenting (over 60 hours). I sprinkle US-05 right on top and my beer is turning out great!
I keep my fermenter in a water bath and keep the temp around 58. I know that delayed fermentation can increase the risk of infection but i sanitize everything well so i'm not too worried about that.
I heard that it is preferable for fermentation to start as soon as possible, so my question is: what are the reasons for this? is it just an infection concern or are there other reasons?
Like I said, my beer is coming out very nice so i'm not worried about it, just curious...