Hello everyone, TONS of helpful stuff here.
Made my very first batch on Saturday, a honey lemon wheat beer, extract brewed. Everything went off without a hitch, estimated SG and actual OSG were SPOT ON! Got it into the closet right after pitching but we've had a heat wave here in Colorado. I used ice and a fan in the same closet to cool it down but it wasn't happening fast. By the time it started bubbling out of my blow off tube (advised against using airlock at my homebrew store) temp was at about 75F. I kept cooling but it was going veeerrrryyyy slow. By Sunday morning I was down to about 73 and CO2 was SCREAMING out of the blow off tube, about 3 bubbles per second. Finally got it down to 68F (recommended for Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephen/WLP300) and bubbling surprisingly slowed and then stopped. Churning was very violent when temp was a little high and then slowed a little when the temp went down. It's still rolling and rocking in there and the little yeasties are moving around nicely, just no more off gassing and action is at about 60% of where it was at 75F.
Everything I've read says to be patient and it will be fine. I was just curious what everyone thought about the perceived 'slowing' of gas and action with the temperature drop. Plan for now is to keep in primary, take a SG at 2 weeks and rack right to bottling bucket. Then I was going to let it sit overnight to settle and bottle the next day assuming SG was where it needed to be. Sound good?
Bonus question. Forgot to add the Irish Moss at 15 mins left and remembered at 5 mins left. Added anyway. Will the clarification ability be diminished by this?
Thanks in advance guys, appreciate any feedback!