Originally Posted by armymedic942
I brewed my first all-grain Lager last night. ( I usually make ales) I had my fermentation chamber ready for a temp of 50f, buy come pitching time, I noticed that the wyeast( american lager 2035) used suggests pitching between 60-72. So I pitched at 68, and it has been fermenting for 12 hours . I don't seem to have a lot of action. Advice?
They only suggest pitching too warm to compensate somewhat for underpitching. Even Wyeast recommends a starter (right on their website) for lagers since they don't have enough yeast in the package to pitch at the proper temperature.
For that yeast strain, here is what they say:
YEAST STRAIN: 2035 | American Lager
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A complex and aromatic strain that can be used for a variety of lager beers. This strain is an excellent choice for Classic American Pilsner beers.
Temperature Range: 48-58F
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV
Classic American Pilsner
Dark American Lager
Lite American Lager
Premium American Lager
Standard American Lager