Hi everyone! First post but long time visitor, I’ve already learned so much from all of you!
I brewed my first batch today, An Amber Ale from a different website (it was a present! :oops: ) and I’m pretty sure everything ended up great. My OG was spot on as per the recipe kit (1.044) and I’m feeling really confident about my sanitizing efforts.
I pitched the (dry) yeast at 68 degrees and moved my primary into my garage and it has now settled for a couple of hours with no action in the airlock. As of 30 minutes ago, the ambient temperature in my garage is 49 degrees, with the temperature dropping even further outside… is that too cool for proper fermenting? I understand the actual ferm temp will be slightly higher but I still don’t know if that is high enough? The recipe kit that I got for Christmas says nothing about ideal temperatures but I’m guessing I want to be in the high 50’s with ambient temp?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!