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Old 10-09-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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I have a Pilsner going right now and it's just about done with the diacetyl rest. My question is this: should I rack out of the primary before or after I bring it down to lagering temperatures?

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Old 10-09-2009, 01:28 AM   #2
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I rest, rack, then lager. So I am racking at rest (room) temp.

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And for an alternative opinion, I rest, chill to 34 deg. F., rack, then lager. I like to drop as much stuff out before I rack into the keg, since I don't use a secondary.

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I am planning on using a secondary, so I guess I should rack, then cool, then lager?

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I am planning on using a secondary, so I guess I should rack, then cool, then lager?
I rack, then drop the temperature 5 degrees per day until I'm lagering at 34 degrees.
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I guess it depends on where your beer is going to end up (besides your stomach). Since I keg, I like to get it as clear as I can before racking into the keg. If you are going to bottle by way of a secondary, then it wouldn't make a difference whether or not you chill before racking after resting.

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Thanks for the info, the Pils is now in the fridge and coming down slowly.

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