Most of the info I can find out there says that the first half or so of an ale fermentation should be done on the low side of the yeast’s optimal range. Then, the temperature should be ramped up to help push the fermentation to final gravity. Some say the yeast should be pitched on the cooler side and others say you should start warm. I see a lot of people do a cold crash of their ales once the fermentation is complete.
Here’s a temperature profile for an Irish stout I started today. It’s my first BrewPi beer. I’m using White Labs 004 Irish ale yeast. I’ll probably modify the profile based on how the gravities look. I’m curious how others are setting their temperature profiles on their BrewPi. I bet there could be a lot gained by sharing temperature profiles with the BrewPi community. It would also be interesting to hear how people are using their specific gravities to make on the fly adjustments to their temperature profiles.