Boiled up a pretty basic IPA yesterday morning. For the first time I tried some liquid yeast, White Labs British Ale Yeast WLP005.
The directions recommend your brew be between 70-75 degrees during the fermentation. (you may skip to the bottom to read the question, or read on for some back story...)
Well, I chilled my wort down to a pretty solid 60 degrees.
I shook up the yeast and added, thinking well eventually it will warm back up to room 70 in my basement.
Warm weather has finally arrived here, so the furnace isn't on downstairs, making it cool, maybe in the low to mid 60's.
I think I'm starting to see some activity now, but what's the chance this will be a no go with this type of yeast?
I guess the easier and faster question is are the directions about temperature really that important as long as I'm not down in the fifties?
I will obviously give it a few days, but I was just curious.