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Old 02-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #61
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I have an octoberfest clone that's 11 days in and still going. Just tasted it today no butter that I could tell. First time with s-23 dry yeast. Almost fully fermented according to the gravity. 1.020. It might be too late for a rest anyway. There was still plenty of yeast clumps on the surface. I'll let it go a little longer and then set it to lager.

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Old 02-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #62
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I have an octoberfest clone that's 11 days in and still going. Just tasted it today no butter that I could tell. First time with s-23 dry yeast. Almost fully fermented according to the gravity. 1.020. It might be too late for a rest anyway. There was still plenty of yeast clumps on the surface. I'll let it go a little longer and then set it to lager.
You might want to do the rest yet. That could or should ferment out more 1.020 is fairly high FG
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #63
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I've read in posts I should rest around 2/3 of the way through my primary. I've also heard it should be around 80% of the way thru. According to the recipe my fg should be 1.016, with an og of 1.056. I found my actually og was 1.058. Anyways that means I'm already just over 90% thru my primary. Too late? I've also heard to rest then rack and vice versa. Seemed to be good reasons for both.

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:59 AM   #64
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I don't believe it's too late. Moving it in right before it finishes is perfect

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #65
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So far so good with the Lagering. Sediment has formed at the bottom, for some reason the beer almost looks darker now. But it's very clear. You could see a layer of darker clean beer working its way down the carboy over time. I will post a pic, but when I took a gravity reading the beer is super clean, and tastes great. I am guessing this is because of the particles etc falling out of suspension? I am cold crashing all my beer as much as I can if this is the case for Ales too. Only good thing about Canada is my garage will be below 10C for 7 months of the year. I built a Lagering cabinet... no need for a fridge here. Im thinking winter will be my Lager season and summer will be my Ale season.

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #66
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6 weeks later and it's still Lagering at 2C. I have kegs coming today and it will get racked to kegs and be one of the first beers on my new taps. The other is a Hefe. The beer is super super clear now and tastes smooth on the pallet with just a bit of Hallertau. This yeast rocks.

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