So, here's post #1 gazillion about "my beer isn't fermenting after X days" but I think this is a legit question. Here's what happened: I have an A419 to control my chest freezer for fermentation. Apparently, it decided to go a little crazy yesterday right after I pitched WLP023 (Burtons) and it didn't like my 68 degrees setting. Instead it thought it should get to freezing. I was able to catch it at 55 degrees (fermenter temp) and let it slowly warm back up to high 60's over about 24 hours.
So, my question - obviously the Burtons doesn't play well at 55, but is there anything else I need to do to make sure the yeasties do their thing? My guess is the cold just shut them down and once they get back to their happy temp they'll start eating, but I just want to double check with the experts. I'm sure this a RDWHHB situation, but just wanted to run it by.
FYI - looks like my temp probe has a loose wire and I have it set to open on fail, hence the "run to freezing." I'll be changing that ASAP!
As always, thanks for your help!