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Old 02-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Ok, I have removed the shelves in my fridge and can fit two demijohns in. so my fridge is now going to become a lagering cabinate. Now I know the higher the temp the shorter the lagering time required. But what is there highest temp I can get away with, and how long will it lager for?

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Old 02-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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Most guides say 34-45. I'm not sure if there's a highest you can get away with. I'd leave it lower and not rush it.

I'm doing my first lager and am planning on lagering it for 6-8 weeks. No point rushing my first attempt.

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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<Now I know the higher the temp the shorter the lagering time required>

Where, oh where, did you hear that?

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Lagering time is entirely about conditioning, not a process in which the time can be shorter or longer depending on temperature. A good benchmark is to lager a week for every 10 gravity points of OG. So, depending on recipe, you're likely looking at 4 weeks minimum.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Wow, I had no idea it worked like that. My og was 1.63 so I should lager for 6 1/2 Weeks?

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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Wow, I had no idea it worked like that. My og was 1.63 so I should lager for 6 1/2 Weeks?
It dosnt realy. Its just a benchmark. Start with that but ultimately it comes down to does it taste right yet. I wouldnt call it ready just because the math says it is.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Would you recommend tasting the beer during lagering? also can you over lager?

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