Originally Posted by steviesteve31
i have been trying to get the temp down for a week now. The lowest i got is 72 do i just leave it in the primary for longer or is this brew damaged for good. Will it be dryer and sweeter? I used us-05
I believe it'll be fine, though 72 degrees is about the highest you should go with us-05 even though I don't think most people recommend it. Above 70 you might experience some esters/harshness, but fermenting too high of a temp doesn't really contribute to the dryness or sweetness of the beer.
Your beer is definitely not damaged for good! Aging it might help, but I would try it first to see what you think.