Originally Posted by daveooph131
How do you know when you should employ a dialyctic rest after primary fermentation?
I'm getting ready to do a Bavarian Black beer with WLP838 (german southern) and am unsure if I need to do a rest...I went to the White Labs website and couldn't find anything regarding this topic.
diacetyl isn't the only reason.........bringing it up to room temp for 24 hours lets the yeast clean up. Also, by removing it from your temp controlled environment the day before to your racking location..........it lets everything settle out nicely.....you can rack it without moving it, then take it to your lagering fridge and bring it down to your lagering temp.