So I have yet to brew my first batch, but I am getting everything together. I live in AZ, and room temp is usually 70, but it swings a bit higher(75+) mid day even with ac going in my house so I am planning on using a mini-fridge as a fermentation chamber. I got myself a temperature controller, but then the question popped in my head... what temp do I set this thing at?
The first kit I'm getting is a newcastle clone, it comes with:
Safale S-04 Ale Yeast 64 - 75 °F
should I shoot for 64? or somewhere right in the middle, like 70? With the range I'm not sure what would be the best temp.
My assumption would be 70, but I want to do this right and from everything I have read proper(and steady) fermentation temps are one of the biggest things new brewers screw up.