Thanks once again Redhawk!
I turned it 3 days ago (day 6) and it wasn't too wet - rather dry around the edges, in fact. It's back up to 140 deg. I was away for a couple days, so I'll never know if it went up to 160, which I am finding quite tragic
. The manure smell was rather nauseating - I'm hoping my next turning will be less smelly! I'll wait for it to start cooling again, and then turn it again.
Thanks for the tip on the compost tea! I've been planning to make some with my vermi compost, but I'll consider doing a batch with some other compost as well. Is this a way to make your compost go further? Do you know what the physiology/mechanism behind compost tea is?