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View Poll Results: Which Course of Action is Best for Lagers
Make starter @ room temp, pitch @ room temp, immediately put in lagerator 3 9.68%
Make starter @ room temp, wait for activity, chill starter, chill wort, pitch & put into lagerator 3 9.68%
Make starter @ room temp, pitch into room temp wort, wait for fermentation, then put into lagerator 9 29.03%
Make starter @ lager temps, chill wort, pitch while in lagerator 2 6.45%
Lager? I LOVE her! 9 29.03%
Other (explain below) 5 16.13%
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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Well, now that my Winter Warmer is bottled, my lagerator is free. I haven't made a true lager yet---as soon as I got my lagerator, I put the WW in it, which is a lager/ale blend. Anyway, I know that there are many, many ways of going about lagers, but I want your opinion. I'm planning a pilsner for my first. So, what should I do?

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Well, now that my Winter Warmer is bottled, my lagerator is free. I haven't made a true lager yet---as soon as I got my lagerator, I put the WW in it, which is a lager/ale blend. Anyway, I know that there are many, many ways of going about lagers, but I want your opinion. I'm planning a pilsner for my first. So, what should I do?
I am not sure what you are asking. But the general process goes something like this:

1. Brew the beer
2. Do a primary fermentation inside the recommended fermentation temps for the yeast strain.
3. When your gravity reaches around 1.015 or so (depending upon style and Target Grav.) bring the fermentation temp up for a diacetyl rest.
4. Rack to secondary and slowly bring temperatures down near freezing for at least a month.
5. Keg/Bottle
6. Condition
7. Enjoy
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I am not sure what you are asking. But the general process goes something like this:

1. Brew the beer
2. Do a primary fermentation inside the recommended fermentation temps for the yeast strain.
3. When your gravity reaches around 1.015 or so (depending upon style and Target Grav.) bring the fermentation temp up for a diacetyl rest.
4. Rack to secondary and slowly bring temperatures down near freezing for at least a month.
5. Keg/Bottle
6. Condition
7. Enjoy
Sorry, it posted my thread intro while I was still working on my poll. Hehe, he said "working on his pole". Anyway, I was just curious as to the best way to begin fermentation.
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3. When your gravity reaches around 1.015 or so (depending upon style and Target Grav.) bring the fermentation temp up for a diacetyl rest.
How long should my d-rest be?
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Mary Anne has the innocent-farmgirl thing going on, but Ginger's got a nicer rack. I pick Ginger.

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Mary Anne has the innocent-farmgirl thing going on, but Ginger's got a nicer rack. I pick Ginger.
Why pick? Get them loaded on homebrew and see how curious they become...
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How long should my d-rest be?
Your d-rest should finish the fermentation. I have been letting my beer get up to room temperature when the gravity hits about 1.015. When it starts to warm up, the fermentation will take off even more vigorously. After about 24-48 hours (usually), my gravity has reached my target and the airlock stops bubbling. When the fermentation is complete, your d-rest is over and you can rack to secondary for the lagering phase.
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Your d-rest should finish the fermentation. I have been letting my beer get up to room temperature when the gravity hits about 1.015. When it starts to warm up, the fermentation will take off even more vigorously. After about 24-48 hours (usually), my gravity has reached my target and the airlock stops bubbling. When the fermentation is complete, your d-rest is over and you can rack to secondary for the lagering phase.
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