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Old 03-12-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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So, this was my first time doing two things. First, it was my first step mash, did a protein rest at 131 for 30 minutes, then mashed at 152 for 60 minutes. Second, this was my first lager. I build up a pretty good size starter, 2000 ml per 5 gallons. Now my question to you is this; is this what a lager typically looks like when fermenting, with a floating blob under the surface? Its fermenting at the dialed in temp of 52 degrees.

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Old 03-12-2011, 04:45 AM   #2
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To me it looks like a crazy black and tan!

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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That looks correct.

Top fermenting vs bottom fermenting is really misleading as a description of ale vs lager. It should really be surface fermenting vs subsurface fermenting.

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Here is what mine looked like while it was fermenting, it was my first lager as well.

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:51 AM   #5
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If you are referring to the material about six inches from the bottom of the fermenter, it looks like some cold break that is getting kicked up from the bottom by CO2. Looks normal to me.

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