Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Diacetyl Rest?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
SpecialEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 123
Default Diacetyl Rest?

OK my first lager has been in the primary for 1.5 weeks and I am wondering if I should do a diacetyl rest. Temp has been a constant 53 deg f. Bubbling is about 3 per min. Do these help flavor?

__________________
SpecialEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
boo boo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,171
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I'd leave it for another week in primary, then raise the temps to 60ish to finish primary before racking to secondary and lagering.
Don't let a time schedule dictate your lagers (or ales for that matter).

__________________

How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

boo boo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
SpecialEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 123
Default

Cool, thanks. About what bubbling rate would you reccommend?

__________________
SpecialEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
boo boo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,171
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

It is recommended that when your primary is about 3/4 to terminal expected gravity then you raise the temps to about 60f to do the rest. The rest is done until your brew is at terminal gravity. Then you lager.

I don't go by bubble rate. I use my hydro.

__________________

How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

boo boo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
Sir Humpsalot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sir Humpsalot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,043
Liked 81 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Diacetyl rate makes a NOTICEABLE change to taste. Before diacetyl rest, my lager was undrinkable, after diacetyl rest, it was pretty yummy. 2 months later, still in secondary, it's freakin great!!!

__________________
In Process: Mango Beer, Homebrewers Pale Ale
Bottled/Kegged:Spicy Light Rye, Rice-adjunct Pale Ale, Mild Bourbon Porter, Roasty Stout, Basic Light Mead, Bourbon County Stout Clone
Up Next: Berlinerweiss, Chocolate Raspberry Ale, and American IPA
Sir Humpsalot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2007, 12:11 AM   #6
SpecialEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 123
Default

Cool thanks. To be perfectly honest I dont trust my hydrometer. It gave me 1.044 IG after 6lbs of extract, 2lbs of mashed grain(150deg F) and 1lb specialty grain (160f). I had another batch where I added 9lbs of extract and got an OG of 1.054 or so.

__________________
SpecialEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2007, 10:16 AM   #7
boo boo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,171
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecialEd
Cool thanks. To be perfectly honest I dont trust my hydrometer. It gave me 1.044 IG after 6lbs of extract, 2lbs of mashed grain(150deg F) and 1lb specialty grain (160f). I had another batch where I added 9lbs of extract and got an OG of 1.054 or so.
Test it in some distilled water at its temperture rating. If it reads 1.000, it's perfect.
__________________

How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

boo boo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More on Diacetyl Rest tbone General Techniques 2 08-29-2013 11:24 PM
Diacetyl Rest for Ale KCBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 10-10-2009 08:50 PM
Diacetyl rest? zacster General Techniques 23 03-07-2009 11:04 AM
Diacetyl Rest Glibbidy General Techniques 10 08-30-2006 01:18 AM
Diacetyl Rest Fatboy General Techniques 10 08-15-2005 03:58 PM