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Old 02-06-2013, 08:49 PM   #31
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Pitched at 42 let rise and primaried this for 10 days at 50 and 3 day drest at 60. Lagered for 3 weeks. Turned out really nice. Not too bitter for being high in ibus for style and not too much alcohol for being too high in gravity. I would make this again. I'm gonna try to let it age and not drink it too fast, but not promising anything.

p.s. used 2124 bohemian lager
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #32
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Yeast question. Do you use 2x 11G packs sprinkled on top? of the wort? Why so much yeast?

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Old 05-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #33
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Robbo007:

Yes, two packets of yeast are required for lagers because you're fermenting at a lower temperature and yeast metabolism slows down quite a bit in colder environments, therefor you increase the size of your pitch rate to make up for the difference so you don't have any off flavors - diacetyl being the biggy.

Personally, I use 34/70 quite a bit - and if I'm not repitching I use two packets and have never had an issue. I ferment my pilsners at around 50. I don't do a diacetyl rest and I've never had an issue. When I pitch liquid yeast I use a minimum of 1.5 liters of slurry for each 5 gallons. 34/70 is a great yeast if that's the one you're using - I've never had a bad lager with it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:07 AM   #34
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Another question if I may. What would be the maximum temperature you could ferment this recipe at? I'm in Spain so its quiet warm. My brew room is sort of underground and at present has a temp around 20 degrees. This is probably too hot for this recipe?

 
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #35
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Yes, that's too warm for lager yeast - I would say the highest temperature would be about 13 Celsius.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:15 PM   #36
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ok thanks. I'll have to devise a system to control the temp.

 
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #37
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The Hellertauer hop you mention is the same as HALLERTAUER TRADITION ?

 
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #38
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Thanks for the recipe! I brewed a batch today and pitched WLP800. After reading a few posts I think I better pitch another vial. I'll pick one up tomorrow to make sure this beer finishes properly.
Is it normal to have a bunch of tan looking material floating around in the boil? I tried to sift most of it out but it still has alot in it. I expect it will settle to the bottom. My first time using Carapils so maybe that's what it is?

 
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #39
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Ive just finished this recipe. Came out a little more cloudy than the ales I brew. I did strain before bottling. Any suggestions how to filter at home? Or is expected from a lager?

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:19 AM   #40
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Ive just finished this recipe. Came out a little more cloudy than the ales I brew. I did strain before bottling. Any suggestions how to filter at home? Or is expected from a lager?
My advicw would be to add some irish moss or a whirfloc tablet into your boil next time. You can use gelatin to help clarify your beer before you start lagering next time. I would stay away.from straining your beer next time. You don't want to oxygenate your beer doing this.

 
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