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Old 12-15-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Lager Fermenting, When to move to low temp?

Brewing my first Lager, it just started fermenting(1 bubble/5 sec.), right now it is at about 65 F. I am going to move the fermenter to the guest house(not in use, Thermostat regulating at 50 F).

Is it too soon, or should I move it now?

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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Brewing my first Lager, it just started fermenting(1 bubble/5 sec.), right now it is at about 65 F. I am going to move the fermenter to the guest house(not in use, Thermostat regulating at 50 F).

Is it too soon, or should I move it now?
It should ferment at 50 degrees from the beginning.
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ah, so... now. I gotta go.... thanks

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I just did my first Lager and let it run the first 2 days at about 70, then into the cooler at 45 or there abouts for 3 months, worked great

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Yoop is right. It should have started @ ~50F. Moving it to 50F now may put the yeast to sleep.. I'd move it now & drop the temp slowly to 50F & hope for the best. Cheers!!

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I completely disagree with the start warm method of fermenting lagers. It doesn't make them near as clean.

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