It was in the cold water bath for 3 weeks, but the weather just won't hold up for a fourth, so I bottled. I figure that in the bottle I have more options for keeping it cold between closed coolers and the fridge. As long as the temp outside was under 50 I was OK, but its supposed to be near 70 the rest of the week. That'll be too warm for keeping up with the ice in a garbage can that I was using.
I'll have to say though that I think I have a winner in this batch. The sample was crisp, clear, no off flavors.
One question that I've already asked without any answer. Should I keep it lagering now, or should I let it warm up to carbonate, then bring it back down for lagering after 3 weeks. It already has 3 weeks of lagering behind it.