Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Thoughts about a first lager. Pilz 1.0
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norway
Posts: 129
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Thoughts about a first lager. Pilz 1.0

Hello all!

In another tread I was concerned that my basement was too cold to ferment an ale (14C/57F), but after letting the fermentation start and get going at a higher temp and then moving it down there it worked perfectly!

Now I'm concerned about this temperature again, this time that it's too high to attempt a lager.

I have a packet of Safale S-23 that I want to try, but there's no way to get the temperature lower than 57F for the moment. I can wait until winter, but.. I'm not very patient.. For example the only way I can let beer age properly is have to keep brewing at a much higher rate than I'm consuming.

To the point: Is it adviseable to attempt a lager with S-23 at 57F?

If yes, what do you think of this recipe?

For 21 liters (5.5 gallons)
OG 1.059 if 80% eff.

4 kg Pils Malt (8.8lb)
1 kg Münchener Malt (2.2lb)
0.1 kg CaraMünchener (3.5oz)

Mash low and long. 90min@146.

Not sure about the hop additions but I have Tettenanger and Hellertau Perle that I want to use in this. 35-40 IBU's


beefeater is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
zoebisch01's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central PA
Posts: 5,198
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


I wouldn't do it at 57, I'd wait. You'll probably have to do a diacetyl rest, which I prefer to avoid by both using a strain that is known for not producing it in the first place (W-34/70 for a dry type) and to pitch at ferment temp with about double your normal yeast. You can do it probably, I haven't though...I just wait until my basement is 50 .

Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.
zoebisch01 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lager Pitching Temp: Can we settle this lager debate? mdf191 General Techniques 32 11-02-2011 09:21 PM
Pitching a lager on a yeast cake-your thoughts? Q2XL General Techniques 1 10-08-2009 11:14 AM
What to do after lager?Making a Oktoberfest Lager using White Labs Octoberfest(WLP820 Evstakiev Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-20-2009 01:43 AM
Seeking amber lager/Vienna Lager? ben_j8mmin Recipes/Ingredients 10 08-21-2008 04:21 PM
Thoughts on this Lager Recipe Some Hasbeen Recipes/Ingredients 9 05-27-2006 02:45 AM

Newest Threads