I'm just finishing up a DIY fermentation chamber made from a chest freezer, reptile tank heater, and a temperature controller.
Now I just need to figure out what temperature to set!
Most yeast packets have a range of temperature listed. E.g.:
- Wyeast strains all have different ranges: generally 10-15 ˚F wide.
- Safale yeasts have a large range: 59 ˚F to 75 ˚F.
How do I know what to use for a fermentation temperature? Should I attempt to hit the middle of the recommended range? Or does it depend on the recipe?