Originally Posted by Yammel
When the directions say ferment at 60-72 degrees. is that room temp? is my ale pale sitting in a 70 degree room or acctually fermenting at 70 Degrees
It means the actual fermenting beer temperature. You can put a stick-on thermometer on the outside of the fermenter to see the fermentation temperature at a glance.
In a 70 degree room, an active fermentation produces so much heat that the actual fermentation temperature can be more like 80 degrees! Of course, that's way too hot.