So I'm in a bit of a pickle and thought I'd get some opinions.
I normally brew 2 five gallon batches very close to each other (one on saturday, one on sunday). This way they're on the same fermentation schedule.
But I went out of town 2 weeks ago and was only able to brew one batch. Now I'd like to do the second.
So, here's the question. I have 1 lager that is 2 weeks into fermentation, has completed primary and been racked to secondary, and is currently at 35-40F. I'd like to brew a second lager today, but only have 1 kegerator/freezer (so only one temperature).
A) Brew the second batch and raise the temperature in the freezer to ~45F for 7-10 days, then work it back down to 35F.
B) Brew the second batch and leave the freezer at 35-40F, understanding that the primary fermentation time will be extended.
C) Brew the second batch and ferment at room temperature for a few days, then put batch in the freezer at 35F, hoping that the yeast manage to clean up the mess that they (I) have made
D) None of the above. Do not brew.
I'm leaning towards "A". What does everyone think?