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Old 09-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Lagering Time and Temp for California Common?

Is there a standard for length and temperature of lagering for California Common? I'm using Wyeast 2112.

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short answer, the colder the better and longer the better

in general the rule of thumb for lagers is 1 week per 8-10 gravity points as close to 32° as possible

since it's a hybrid you don't necessarily need to lager it that long but it will help give it that crisp finish

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short answer, the colder the better and longer the better

in general the rule of thumb for lagers is 1 week per 8-10 gravity points as close to 32° as possible

since it's a hybrid you don't necessarily need to lager it that long but it will help give it that crisp finish
I was under the impression that this yeast responded well to shorter, warmer lagering. Has that not been your experience?
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Took me a while but I finally found how Anchor does it: 3 weeks at 50F. I hope this info is useful for somebody else.

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Mine has been in the keg for about 3 weeks in the low 40's, 2 weeks at 50 prior to that and it's nice and crisp like a lager.

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