Tried a search on this topic with negative results. I brewed a Pumking clone batch on Sunday. OG was 1.080. Pitched yeast and put carboy into Vinotemp wine cooler set to 66 degrees. Yeast started going crazy in 4-5 hours and Co2 bubbling like crazy in the blowoff tube (at a rate of 5-6 bubbles every second) until today (Thrusday) morning.
We had a power outage. Didn't realize it until I got home at like 7pm tonight. The chamber heated up to approx 78-80 degrees. As soon as I noticed, i restored power to the cooler and it is now back down to 66 degrees. However, now yeast are much less active and the blow off tube is only sending out one bubble every second or two.
Question(s): Is my yeast dormant, dead or is fermentation just slowing down? Will the yeast snap back since the fermentation chamber is at the correct temp now? I pitched two packs of Safeale US-05. Should I pitch another two packs to insure fermentation?
Biggest Question: What would you do???
Any help, advice, expertise would be greatly appreciated. THANKS in advance.