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    • I was not drinking, unfortunately.  I am currently drinking to make up for that.     I had just come back from several hours of Covid-19 shopping - face mask and face shield - some brewing supplies, Costco, Meijer (grocery store) and Aldi - with my wife.  Warm, doing stuff quick, and missed that detail.  In my head I was adding that Mini Yoda took a long break from brewing and put 2 + 2 together and got 5.   Ideally, yes, you use all refrigerated water.  HOWEVER, there is a difference between ideal pitching temp and ideal fermentation temp.  So, pitching at 75 isn't a big deal, in fact it's often recommended.   Here's what Fermentis says on about US-05 yeast:   • Pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel on the surface of the wort at or above the fermentation temperature. Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available to avoid clumps. Ideally, the yeast will be added during the first part of the filling of the vessel; in which case hydration can be done at wort temperature higher than fermentation temperature, the fermenter being then filled with wort at lower temperature to bring the entire wort temperature at fermentation temperature.   I tend to pitch my yeast at the temp the wort ends up at, which is dependent on time of year since I'm now using a wort chiller.  Yesterday, I got the wort to 75 degrees at pitching time, because tap water was so warm from our well.  No biggie, stuck it in the fermentation freezer and down to 65 it went.  I tend to ferment at 65, which means 63 - 67 on my temp controller (hits 67, cools to 63, warms to 67, cools to 63...).
    • @RickBeer.  I personally read posts from many forums, beer and non-beer related.  Many times I reply to posts and regret doing so.  I am *N*O*T* saying you did this, but sometimes I post replies under the control of an adult beverage, and later regret doing so.  I sometime try to delete the post, but all too often I'm flamed for what I said.   I respect and honor your contributions to this forum, and have nothing negative to say to you.  What you have posted on here has helped me a lot in brewing.  And I owe you a great deal of thanks.  One "oops" post is nothing negative to you...….it's just an "oops"    Prost!
    • NEVER, NEVER. NEVER read a post real fast and respond to it.
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