Doing an over-hopped Helles/German Pils cross (miscalculated IBUs...wups).
OG was 1.050. Plan was to pitch @68F and hold until fermentation started. Unfortunately, I was not able to cool down to 55F until full high krausen (ferm going for a full day and a half @68).
Slowly lowered the temp down further to 41F over the past week in order to keep further diacetyl production at a minimum.
Gravity is currently 1.024. Hydrometer is in ferment and there is still a little foam production- ie not exact reading but it is close.
I plan on raising the temp to 68 again for a d-rest for 3 days. Question is, because I suspect a more than normal (?) amount of diacetyl, should I extend the rest time to 4 or 5 days? Or should I skip the d-rest and extend my lager time by 2-3 weeks? (I was planning about 5 weeks lager time at 34F).
This is only the second time I've used 830 and would appreciate any advice from someone who had used this strain (successfully...:-)) before.
Btw, doing a bitter on Sunday. Last 4 batches have been triple decoctions, should be nice to do a 'simple' infusion mash...