No mention of gravity readings in this whole thread. Are we assuming?Sorry about that. Yes, gravity readings are used to determine the process of fermentation and when it's complete. I assumed that was what most, if not all, of us did, so I was more curious about temperature control with regards to a warming schedule, if any, was used.
I think his question was about whether people are scheduling fermentation around, well fermentation, instead of the calendar.
My fermentation schedules depend upon the strains. I work with a small number of strains and I know where they should be in fermentation by the number of days so I can usually figure out when to adjust temperatures based upon the calendar. For strains I have a less experience with I will go in and take gravity readings. My schedules are not much different from what has been discussed here for neutral ale strains.