Originally Posted by Hello
Okay then. What were your fermentation temps from pitching to now? Did you use an ale yeast but fermented at lager temps?
Basically a lager is a lager due to the yeast you use and of course the temps. I don't think you have a lager until you use a lager yeast, even if you fermented at lager temps.
If you want to toss your carboy into the freezing basement then I would call that cold crashing. At this point though I have to ask what yeast did you use and what temps did you ferment at?
In the end who cares, right? If you made a great beer with a lager recipe and ale yeast then I'd consider that a win. If you want to cold crash to clear then that is totally fine.
Its been 14 celsius all the way i think +-1. Its been bubbling slowly for eight days now and gravity at 1.021 after day 6 from about 1.042-44 OG.
I read that if you pitch some more yeast together with the priming sugar, it should be okay even if the yeast go dormant during cold crashing/"lagering". Is there any point in cold crashing with ale yeast??
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