Homebrewing Basics Part 4: How Long is Fermentation?
Time to Ferment! Your wort has been put into the primary fermenter, yeast has been pitched, and it’s time for fermentation to begin! Primary Fermentation Wheat beer in a carboy If you are fermenting an ale, place the fermenter somewhere that will be 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, and if you are using a carboy as your primary fermenter, make sure it isn’t in direct sunlight. For a lager, the fermentation temperature should be 48-55 degrees Fahrenheit. I have found that most dry lager yeasts, such as those in the Fermentis line, will ferment at the warmer ale temperatures [...]