Good evening everyone!
I’ve been brewing beer through my Mr. Beer kit for a few years now and just recently upgraded to the NB kit. I received my starter kit today along with my first set of ingredients for the Irish Red. Two questions:
(1) I live in South Carolina where it’s constantly hot, and keep my house at a temperature around 80 degrees F. The directions on the Irish Red indicate that the fermenting temperature must be much lower than that. Can I still ferment at 80 degrees? If not, what are some suggestions, and what temp should I be aiming for.
(2) I’m a true hop head. As a result I purchased an additional 1 oz of organic UK fuggle hops. When, based upon your experience, should I add these hops? The kit came with 2 additions - a 60 min and a 30 min.
I apologize if these are questions that have already been answered. Thanks in advance for the replies!