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Old 08-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Bee cave octoberfest ale..

going to be brewing this week, I'm planning to ferment it at 65 for a week or so, then drop it to 60 for a few weeks like my kolsch (using the same yeast), how long would you age it from that point forward before bottling? It's rare for me to secondary a beer, is this one time I should?

I guess my question is treat it like an ale or a lager? My ales are usually in the primary for 4-5 weeks, then straight to the bottle.

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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You can treat it just like an ale and then lager/condition it for at least 4 to 6 weeks to get it to mellow out. It will get better as it goes.

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I also recently did this recipe. I kept it at 67 degrees for the majority of the major fermentation. Then just let it sit for about 3 weeks at 65. After I bottled, I let it sit at 65 for a week, then put it in the fridge.

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I also recently did this recipe. I kept it at 67 degrees for the majority of the major fermentation. Then just let it sit for about 3 weeks at 65. After I bottled, I let it sit at 65 for a week, then put it in the fridge.
Do you think it would be good to let it carb up for three weeks before putting it in the fridge?
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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well, I dont plan on drinking mine for a while, so the slow carbing process for me isnt a factor.

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