Hey there. I’m brewing my first beer, and I’m in the middle of primary fermentation. Specs:
I was told to allow 1-2 weeks for primary fermentation, but I just checked after 8 days and it looks like the krausen has settled down into the beer. I’m also not seeing (or hearing) bubbling in the fermentation lock anymore. I kept it in a dark, relatively quiet place per the instructions, but…I apparently misread the instructions and kept it in a cool place and not a warm place. Did I screw up the fermentation process? How severely? If so, is there any way to recover from this? I’ve relocated the container to a warmer spot and plan to allow fermentation to continue the remaining 6 days just in case. I have the ability (and the instructions tell me) to put the beer in secondary fermentation, but I’m not sure how that affects primary fermentation timeline.