Lagger ? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Lagger ?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
LKHA
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Maynard
Posts: 198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I am new to this hobby and read all I can. A couple of ?

1. Lager is just a time at a cooler temp for the beer to balance and clear?
2. Can it bee done in a bottle.
3. I have a cali. common fermented at 64 with s-23 been 2weeks in primary 2 weeks in secondary. It says 2 month beer is that before bottle or total time(I know it will get better with some age)

thanks in advance



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
The Pol
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Posts: 11,391
Liked 94 Times on 79 Posts


Lager yeast
Cooler ferment temps
Long stage of cold aging

Typical cold aging is 6 weeks... but it varies


That basically sums up the larger points.

64 seems a little hot for S-23 though?

The high end is 15C in the "recommended" range
The "ideal" is 12C


 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #3
cactusgarrett
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Madison, WI
Posts: 975
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


1. Not so much "balance" but more for the beer to clean up (removal of off flavors, etc).

2. It can, but you're better off bulk lagering for consistency across the whole batch.

3. The "general rule" for lagering (at least the one I try to follow) is lager 7 days for every 8 gravity points of OG after initial fermentation. For example, at 1.056 = 49 days of lagering.
__________________
~~ Malted barley wants to become beer. ~~

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump