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Old 01-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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I will be soon fermenting a lager and pilsner (in a temperature controlled fridge) and was wondering what type of containers you all use during the lagering phase. I would use a corny keg but I will not have any available. Are there any other suggestions aside from a glass carboy?

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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I only lager in Better Bottles. I love the results and have seen no reason to use anything else.

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I only lager in Better Bottles. I love the results and have seen no reason to use anything else.
What are your lagering times like? Also do you purge better bottles with co2 and is there any headspace left when lagering?
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I use a 5 gal sized bottle, so the headspace with my batch sizes is very minimal. I lager roughly 1 week for each 10 points of OG, although around 1.060, I just do a standard 8 weeks.

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Thanks for the reply I will try a better bottle and see how it goes.

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I lager in bottles sometimes.

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I'd buy another keg. If lagering or other bulk aging is going to be a regular part of your brewing practices, you'll want as many as you can get. Kegs are ridiculously superior vessels for beer, what with their pressurizability, built-in handles and diptubes, lighttightness, and unbreakability among the rest of the advantages.

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