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Old 06-21-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
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This recipe is in The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing (p. 213), and I think I'm going to make it. The recipe is pretty straightforward, but since it's a Lager, do I have to keep it at a certain temperature while it's fermenting/conditioning? The recipe doesn't say to...

I can post more specific info about the recipe/ingredients/etc...but wasn't sure if I should - copyright infringement and all...

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Old 06-21-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
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Lagers need to ferment at low temperatures.. Usually between 48-55F

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If you want a lager, it needs to be lagered. I know wyeast 2112 california lager is supposed to maintain lager qualities at higher temps than most. You could try that strain if you have no capability for lagering at lower temps. You could also just make an ale...

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I realize it's a lager you're talking about, but does the recipe call for lager yeast? If so, then ferment between 50-55 deg and lager between 35-45. If not then just go at room temps (70 ish)

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Pulled out my copy of the book to get the recipe so we can discuss it better:

Rocky Raccoon's Crystal Honey Lager (Original)

3 1/2 lbs plain extra light DME
2 1/2 lbs light clover honey
1 1/2 oz Cascade or 2 oz of Saaz if you want a pilsnerlike character
1/2 oz Cascade (finishing)
American lager or pilsener type yeast

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Charlie usually says something like "If you can't ferment at lager temps don't worry, you'll still make good beer" in his lager recipes. Then he usually goes on with relax don't worry - something something something...

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Then he usually goes on with relax don't worry - something something something...
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That's it!

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Ya know, I think I just might like your new avatar even better than your old one Cheyco

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Ya know, I think I just might like your new avatar even better than your old one Cheyco
Yeah, it's going to be tough for me to top that one...

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