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Old 01-11-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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So I am new to home brewing and I need some input I am trying a Pilsner and have not seen any yeast floating around in my Carboy like I did with the ale I brewed. However there is Krausen and airlock is bubbling. According to the instructions in the kit supposed to leave in primary for five to ten days then transfer to secondary. however it has been 9 days still alot of Krausen I have read on line you don't want to transfer to secondary until Krausen has pretty much settled any input would be greatly appreciated also per instructions ferment as close to 42 degrees as possible we are at about 44 degrees

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:24 AM   #2
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Lager yeast do most of their work deeper down--often referred to as bottom fermenting. Ale yeast are also referred to as top fermenting. However, the names are not completely accurate.

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:28 AM   #3
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I'd leave it in primary for 3-4 weeks. Secondary down to about 34' only if you are looking to improve clarity.

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I would give it 4-5 weeks to be sure. Lagers take much more patience, but IMO with greater rewards.

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I fussed and fussed over my first few lagers till I learned to chill out a bit

let the primary go for a month or so
rack to a secondary and go twice as long
rack to a aging vessel and go some more time

the beer will be great, if you can wait that long

remember to relax, and have a homebrew

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+1 on do not transfer to a secondary after just a week. That instruction is ridiculous. Unless you're going to lager this beer in the secondary for several weeks at 35-40*F, don't transfer to a secondary at all.

Are you using actual lager yeast in this batch? What strain? At what temp?
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the yeast is Saflager S-23

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the yeast is Saflager S-23
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+1 on do not transfer to a secondary after just a week. That instruction is ridiculous. Unless you're going to lager this beer in the secondary for several weeks at 35-40*F, don't transfer to a secondary at all.

Are you using actual lager yeast in this batch? What strain? At what temp?
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