I used wyeast 1028 for the first time this past weekend. Everything went great, I hit all my numbers and my Christmas ale was primed for success. Except now I have had large temp swings...
I pitched yeast at about 64 degrees and it held steady between 67-69 for the first 24 hours. I got home from work and it going nuts and spiking around 76-77 degrees. I freaked out and moved it to basement where it is now sitting back at 68 today.
Will the high temps for a few hours throw nasty flavors ? Is 1028 always this wild?? Can someone convince my wife I need to build a ferm chamber??
I have High hopes for this Xmas ale (great lakes clone) and Hope I'm just overthinking things! Thanks