Brewed NB’s Black IPA Kit 5/18. Wyeast 1272. 1.8L starter. Pitched at about 75-76 degrees.
Swamp cooler cooled during fermentation with temp reading on “fermametor” averaging 63 degrees and never hitting 66. Fermentation was fairly storong, but not crazy. Did not need blow off tube. Fermenting in 6.5 gal bucket.
Present gravity 1.0244. Krausen still present. Very little air lock activity.
I would like to dry it out a bit more. Should I just wait it out and try to keep it at 62ish degrees. Or, bring stop putting frozen bottles of water in the swamp cooler so the temp comes up a few degrees?
After keeping the temp at 63ish for most of primary fermentation, can I let the temp come up to basement temp (high temp about 73 degrees) without adversely affecting the tates of the beer?