Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Clearing Lager at "Warmish" Temp
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 463
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default Clearing Lager at "Warmish" Temp

I have 20 Gallons of a lager currently sitting in my fermentation chamber. This particular recipe uses WY 2112, which I fermented (and am currently clearing) at 58 degrees. All 20 gallons is for a friends wedding, which is on June 1. My plan is to let it clear for about another 2 weeks, then keg and lager until the wedding.

My issue is that I am wanting to brew a batch of my house pale, which I normally use US-05 on, and ferment out 68 Degrees. It is going to be a while before I can brew again, and would like to work this in to keep the pipeline alive. Only problem, I am out of space in my keg fridge. Have room for the 4 lager fermenters in my fermentation chamber, + my 13 gallon primary.

Is it going to hurt anything to let the lager warm up to 68 for a couple of weeks while I work in this batch?

__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
terrapinj
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,412
Liked 167 Times on 124 Posts
Likes Given: 533

Default

i'd use the ferm chamber just for a 4-5 days at 68° for the 05 - at that point it should be pretty much done and you can take it out and let it finish up at room temp and use the chamber to lager at cold temps.

you prob won't hurt your lager at 68 for a few weeks but prob get better results leaving at colder temps as long as you can

__________________
terrapinj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2013, 12:33 AM   #3
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 463
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Thanks for the reply. I may stretch that to around 7 days, which is normally the point at which I cold crash anyway. US-05 in my experience works very fast, so that should work out perfectly.

Fortunately, I will be able to free up some of my space in a few weeks and move the wedding kegs to my neighbor (friend's parents) guest house fridge for the few months leading up to the wedding.

__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2013, 01:22 AM   #4
Cyclman
I Sell Koalas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 4,419
Liked 412 Times on 362 Posts
Likes Given: 127

Default

Is the beer in cornies? If so, put them in a bucket / ice bath...

__________________

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Join the Beacon Point (Aurora, CO) Brewclub on Facebook- casual, fun brewing, drinking, socializing!

Cyclman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2013, 02:33 AM   #5
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 463
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclman View Post
Is the beer in cornies? If so, put them in a bucket / ice bath...
It is not, my fermentation chamber will hold 4 garboy's (better bottles in my case) on the bottom shelf, + additional fermenters on the top shelf, but cornies are too tall to fit on the bottom. I've tried moving the top shelf up, but the clearance isn't quite there. It's hard to see in this picture, but if the top shelf goes up much further, the refrigeration coils in the back are almost touching the primary, pushing it too far forward for the door to close.
img_1567.jpg  
__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the "clearing stage"? BuckeyeOne Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 09-02-2011 12:47 AM
Bad to "Lager" at high temp? BlackDogBrewhouse All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-26-2011 08:57 PM
"Lagering" Ambient-Temp Lager paint_it_black General Techniques 3 09-07-2010 10:44 PM
Any ideas for "clearing" without secondary? burton178 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 11-08-2007 05:21 PM
A Good "Lagering" Temp for my "HefeLagerAle"? Evan! General Techniques 0 10-26-2006 08:25 PM