Originally Posted by FSR402
With this being a stout, whould these temps be to low or is it ok?
I'm no expert, but I think you'll probably be OK with a stout. There are some styles (like hefeweizen) where you want to ferment at the upper end of the temperature range so that you get more of the fruity flavors (I think there's a technical term for these flavors, but I forget it). I don't think that's an issue with your stout. Since your gravity is dropping it sounds like your fermentation's moving along, even if it's a little slow. If you want to get it warmer without heating the room, there are other ways. There's a plug-in heating belt that you can wrap around your fermenter (I think they cost around $15). Or maybe you could just wrap some blankets around your fermentor to help keep in the heat that's being generated by the fermentation. I usually put mine in a closet with a space heater that can be set at a certain temp. I think I got the heater at Target for like $15. That way I don't have to heat a whole room.