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Old 03-17-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
Mar 2010
Anderson, IN
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I only have experience with quick fermenting ales, mainly because I'm worried about the ambient temperature of my brewing facilities. I've recently moved, and have access to a basement with much cooler temperatures and was wondering how cool i would need to keep a batch for extended lagering of 2 months or more. The last thing I want is for a whole batch of some heavy porter or bock to go bad because i kept it in too warm a room. Any advice?

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Old 03-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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first a porter is an ale not a lager so you want to keep it at room temp till your ready to drink it. lagering temps are typically around 40F. once the lagering process is over there is no real benefit to keep it at lagering temps. typically you want to lager for a week for every 10 points of OG.

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Old 03-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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I keep my conditioning cabinet between 50 and 60F.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Not that I lager (I don't) but I think that the obvious answer is that it depends on the yeast, right?

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