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Old 11-16-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Lager started going off before I could chill. OK?

Brewed a bock/ dopplebock (1.074 og) with the wl bock yeast. Was supposed to get it in the fridge when fermentation started but was running late to work, etc...and didn't check it this morning. Came home this evening and the beer was raging.....immediatley put it in the lager fridge (45 f). Any harm done or should I relax and pour myself a cold one. Thanks

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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It'll probably be fruity and not as "clean" and crisp as a lager fermented cooler. But it still should be a good beer.

I start my lagers at about 48 degrees, and allow them to get up to about 50 degrees during fermentation. That seems to give the best results.

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Yooper. I'm thinking the gravity was fairly high, so there's plenty of fermentation to come at the proper temps to clean it up and keep it fairly crisp. Am I right? c'mon...say I'm right.

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