Originally Posted by Randy64
Would there be a problem going strait to 39. I think my fermentation chaimber only goes down to mid to high 40s.
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IMHO, no. There is a longstanding debate as whether a lager should be slowly brought down from the diacytel (sp) rest, or if its ok to jus turn the temp down. Ive done it both ways and havnt noticed any difference. Some swear by the slow method, others swear by the quick method. Its a 30 deg drop either way. And mid 40's is fine. The cooler the better, with about 38 as a bottom temp. Its all about giving the lager yeast a long period of time to finish cleaning things up and the cold to crash the beer and clarify it.
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