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Old 05-18-2010, 05:18 PM   #11
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I fermented at 52F for 14 days, then warmed it up to 65ish for 2 days, then racked it into a keg and dropped the temp down to like 33F. Its still lagering today... I pulled a glass off last night and its looking pretty clear. I figure it'll be ready to drink in like 4-6 weeks from now.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:30 PM   #12
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Sounds good, are you going to serve out of the same keg that you're lagering in? Are you just setting your kegorator a bit cooler and using that to lager in?

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:37 PM   #13
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oh... on another note... I did go looking for Sam Adams Imerial Pils last night and came up empty handed. I did get a bomber of Rogue Imperial pils for comparison though.

-Both beers had the same golden yellow color and thick white head. Mine just a touch darker, maybe 1SRM? Could be cause its still a touch cloudy.
-The Rogue version had a much different hops aroma than mine. Its Floral and Lemony. Mine is loaded with sterling hops which smells minty. Both beers have great amounts of aroma though.
-Mouth feel is comparable, full bodied and coats your mouth with plentiful carbonation and malty flavor.
-Hop balance is on the heavier side with Rogue. I think its slightly over hopped, where mine is just right in the IBU department. The Rogue one has a little hoppy IPA-like harshness to it. It could come from the hop variety? Mine is certainly a smoother hopped beer.
-Flavor is a different. I pick up a small amount of fruity esters in mine, which may subside over time as the beer lagers. Its still young. Rogue has a peppery and citrus flavor to it I think from the hops. Both are very full bodies and refreshing though!

Overall both are great beers. If Rogue pulled back on the bittering hops a little theirs would be perfect.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:41 PM   #14
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Sounds good, are you going to serve out of the same keg that you're lagering in? Are you just setting your kegorator a bit cooler and using that to lager in?
I have a Sanyo fridge for my keggerator that's set to like 45ish. I have another fridge in my basement on a temp controller that I can dial in precisely. I'm going to serve outta the same lagering keg in my sanyo keggerator. I'll pull a few beers of it before it goes upstairs to get some of the yeast up off the bottom.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:08 PM   #15
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Just made a variant similar to this one, but wow, this has to be one of the better beers I've made. I used WLP810 cause I couldn't ferment below 60F. But it still turned out great full body, and with a wonderful hop aroma and a light citrus taste from this hops too.

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:22 PM   #16
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I just kicked mine over the weekend.... damn good brew indeed!

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Hallertau Mittelfrueh - 12 pounds per barrel (~1.9 lbs in 5 gallons, make sure to account for wort loss to the hops)
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Woah! 1.9 pounds of hops in a pilsner!?!? That can't be right. One thing is for sure, the extended lagering phase will have the yeast scrubbing all of the hop aroma and flavor out of the beer. I would go with 6 oz. at most.

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #18
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Yeah... that recipe was totally off the wall.

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:51 PM   #19
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Making this recipe today! Mashing as we speak... I am using the Safelager w34/70 yeast and I am adding 1oz of Czeck Saaz hops at the end of the boil. Just a couple little tweaks otherwise all the same! Only problem is it's not going to be done until November/December? I have a strong scotch ale in the secondary that won't be done until the end of August! I need some beer, quick!

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:29 AM   #20
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A couple of questions...

I am ready to do the rest at 65 deg... Do I do that in the primary?

After the three day rest, can I transfer to a corny keg and lager? Do I need an airlock?

Thanks... First time lagering a beer in my kegerator!

Thanks!

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