I just pitched a rehydrated pack of Safale04 into 5G sweet stout wort OG 1052 I want to ferment at 62F. My target pitch temp was 58-60. My SOP is to oxygenate for 2 minutes and pitch a few degrees below the target to account for a temp rise as the fermentation takes off. This process has always worked well.
Here's tonight's issue: I thought my wort was at 58 by the reading on the fermometer. After I pitched I temped it with my thermocoupler. The wort is 48F. Guess I ran my IC too long. Temp range on the packet says 59-75F. Did I just shock the yeast into submission, or will it be OK? I expect a longer lag time, but I am thinking (hoping) all is OK. Instead of putting it in the corner of the room that is 62F, I am leaving it by the furnace where ambient temp is more like 68. Hoping to get the temp up to 60 quicker. Thoughts?