Trying my first lager, a Vienna (Mexican) style with 1.046 OG. Pitched 2 packs rehydrated S-23 yeast at 68F, let it show some activity, then cooled to 54-55F (S-23 site says 53-59F ideal). Had extremely good activity within 12 hours. After 6 days airlock went to nearly nothing, krausen was mostly in, so moved to 67-68F room to do a D-Rest.
Had some uptick in airlock activity which is now slowing. Plan to check gravity in 48hrs. If gravity is good, and taste/smell ok, I would be racking
to secondary for the lager phase in only about 8 days total. I see so many
posts about how lagers need 2-3 weeks to ferment out and clean up. Considering that, after the D-Rest should I put the primary back in the cooler @ 53-54F for a while more before before secondary/lagering, or go on to secondary/lagering after this short time, assuming gravities/taste/smell all good?