The 59-73 is probably the ideal temp range. I guarantee that if it gets down to 58 that your yeast is still very much awake and hungry. If it was like, say 50 degrees, then is say you should probably not count that time as fermentation time. Lots of things still happen when you drop the temp but just at a much slower pace.
When I’m using any given yeast.....let’s say it’s range is 59-73 deg. If the yeast gets colder for awhile, like 57 or 58, does the yeast go to sleep? More importantly when it warms back up, does it wake up and get back to work? Or did I kill it when it got colder? I suspect it will wake up considering that I keep yeast in a fridge before using. Thanks for the opinions in advance.
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