I'm brewing my 2nd batch of beer (while not having tasted the first one yet) and haven't seen much signs of fermentation.
here's the deal
Chilled wort in a bucket of cold water to 75*
Pitched yeast and swirled the carboy
Upon swirling, noted that the temperature dropped rapidly to about 62 degrees (evidently, the temp wasn't evenly distributed and i must have siphoned from the top-warm liq rises)
Let the carboy sit with a towel around it for 2 days.
after day one- nothing
after day two- slight foam accumulation at very top - temperature still down in high 60's.
used a small space heater to raise the temperature to 75* and swirled the carboy again, to shake up any settled yeast.
now i'm waiting.
did i do anything wrong? shoudl i have done anything differently?