Recently got a used refrigerator and want to try making a lager. The refrig. will only get to 45 deg.. From what I've read thats okay for fermenting, but not low enough for lagering. Am I still okay to lager at 45 deg.? Will it take longer?
45 is a bit high but it can still work. You may want to store at 45 for a longer period of time. Noonan recommends lagering at 30-35 for at least a month for a 5 gallon batch. You may want tot extend the time to 2 months.
Does the fridge have a freezer section large enough to lager in? Waht temperature is that at?
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