Now onto my second ferment. This time an Amber Ale with US-05 yeast. Pitched yesterday at 75°F, and set the Pro to 65°F. It cooled the wort to the target temp in about 4 hours.
Today the fermentation is going full force and the Pro appears to be cooling to keep the temp from creeping upwards as the yeast do their work.
I plan to slowly increase the temperature to 72°F toward the end of the primary to assist the yeast in the cleanup phase.
Couple things I've noticed. The drilled lid for the FastFerment that shipped with my Pro must be warped or have rough spots. I've had to really crank it down on two different fermenters in order to get any activity on the airlock. I'm afraid I will pull the wallmount pins on the FastFerment using so much force. I'm going to check it for deformities the next time I remove it.
The Brewjacket itself is really hard to work with. It's too small to be fit on the FastFerment and one of the small panels has the velcro reversed. Probably a defect, but I'm curious if anyone else has reversed velcro on one of their Brewjacket panels.