Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First time Brewer with a starter kit
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2013, 07:29 PM   #11
TopherM
Vinz Clortho - the Keymaster of Gozer the Gozerian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Brew Setups
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,897
Liked 428 Times on 338 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Basically just transferring the beer to a secondary, then cold conditioning it at 30-34F to lager the beer to promote clarity and give the beer the crisp aftertaste associated with the style. All beers can benefit from this process, but it's pretty much required for beer made with lager yeast if you want to nail the style.

__________________

Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Mango Habenero Berliner Weisse
Primary #3 - EMPTY!
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Oktoberfest
Keg #2 - Chamomile Honey Wheat
Keg #3 - Pumpkin Ale
Bottled - NONE!

TopherM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #12
JimRausch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellsworth, Maine
Posts: 969
Liked 123 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 142

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slim0ner View Post
can you explain to me what secondary lagering is?
You probably know the difference between ale yeast and lager yeast. When I did the kit with the lager yeast I let it sit in primary longer(at 45-50*), because they are slower to finish. Then racked it to a secondary and let it sit in my garage between 35-40* for a month.
__________________

Reason: oops, double post
JimRausch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #13
JimRausch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellsworth, Maine
Posts: 969
Liked 123 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 142

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slim0ner View Post
can you explain to me what secondary lagering is?
You probably know the difference between ale yeast and lager yeast. When I did the kit with the lager yeast I let it sit in primary longer(at 45-50*), because they are slower to finish. Then racked it to a secondary and let it sit in my garage between 35-40* for a month.
By the way, if you haven't picked up a copy of John Palmer's "How to Brew", it's a definite buy. Covers everything. There is also an online version, but I like the hardcopy. It's my 'go-to' reference.
__________________
JimRausch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2013, 08:11 PM   #14
kblankenship11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 250
Liked 21 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopherM View Post

Learn patience on this first beer and practise patience on all of your beers in the future, and you'll be a much better brewer for it.
Heed this advice!! Read these forums and train yo-self some patience!!
__________________
kblankenship11 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
Long time brewer, first time kegger - need some advice please MikeyM Bottling/Kegging 8 09-06-2012 06:47 AM
Long time beer drinker, first time brewer wtowers Introductions 1 05-31-2012 07:52 PM
Intro -- long time brewer first time poster xd_haze Introductions 3 03-21-2011 01:24 AM
Recipe advice for long time lurker, first time brewer... aristocrat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 03-08-2009 05:35 AM
Long time listener, first time brewer... from orange county, CA MacBruver Introductions 9 02-22-2009 08:06 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS