I know ales best ferment at 62-74, my indoor temps are usually around 78 so I bought a used fridge and built and I’m using it with the STC-1000 controller.
I’ve had it at about 62F but wondering if maybe I should ease it to 70 to conserve energy. What’s the best ideal temperature I could set it at?
Also I heard temprature is only critical at initial fermentation. Could I take it out of the fridge and put it inside my house and turn off the fridge at some point?
BTW my first brew which is in fermentation is the Irish Red Ale that came with my kit.