I'm very new to homebrewing. I'm brewing my first Lager (German Oktoberfest) and I'm wondering if I have a fermentation problem.
Last night I brewed following the instructions on the kit. After boiling, I brought the wort down to 60°F and pitched my yeast. I then put the carboy in my garage where the temperature is approximately 40°F. I'm wodering if the change in temparture has affected how my yiest is performing. This morning when I checked it, my airlock was only bubbling maybe once every minute. Is this normal? The only other beer I've brewed was an IPA, and that was way more active on the first day. (I'm thinking because the fermentation temperature was warmer.) I'm wondering if I have a fermentation problem, or will it eventually become more active?
I have since transfered my carboy into my basement refridge, where the temperature is holding steady at 50°. It continues to bubble maybe once every minute or so.
Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.