So I bottled my first homebrew tonight. After going through the process only once I feel like I learned ALOT about the process, and I have an idea about what not to do next time around.
Even though it is not yet carbonated, it tasted great. I used a true brew oktoberfest kit (oktoberfests are lagers, but this kit uses an ale yeast)
However, it looked a little cloudy.
Also, the room in which I let the beer ferment is rather cold about 55-60 degrees F(the heat in my house does not work very well downstairs).
I guess the only question I have right now is how does temperature affect the fermentation/settling process?
I am aware that the current temperature of my brew room is probably better suited to lager brewing, but most kits utilize ale yeasts(at least from my understanding). I am not quite confident enough to try my own recipe, so I will be sticking with the kit for at least one or two more batches. Can anyone recommend a good kit for me? Is the temperature of my brew room a problem for ale brewing?