So I know Im not the first to this game, and I KNOW my situation isnt unique. But after searching and googling I cant seem to find an answer.
I started my first lager about 2.5 weeks ago, an Oktoberfest. I have it sitting in my basement, in a 40 gallon storage bin full of water to keep the temp low.
At first I kept it at aroune 50-55 with swaping out ice water bottles, and allw as great. After a week I had to go on vacation for 4 days, the bottles didnt get swapped, and when I got back..I didnt do anything about it.
So Ive had an Oktoberfest in primary fermentation for almost 3 weeks, and the majority of that time its been at about 65*F.
I will take a refractometer reading tomorrow, but my question is. What do I do from here? Im thinking I should lager now, as its been nearly 3 weeks and with a warm fermentation I wont need the whole month. Do I need a Di-rest since I've already been fermenting high? Any other advice?