Re: New Brewer dove in head first and landed on my head. He That was the air temp at 72 degrees. Like some have mentioned, I guess ferment temps could have been considerably higher. I've since got some stick on thermometers for the buckets and carboy and converted my freezer into a fermentation chamber. Yes, I've just been pitching dry as that is what the kit tells you to do. Can you just directly pitch the liquid yeast, or do you have to make a starter? I'm not sure how to do that at this point. I'd switch to liquid or one of those smack packs if I can pitch those directly without making a starter until I understand it better and learn how to do so.