so i have four carboys fermenting away in my newly built fermentation chamber.... i read noonans new brewing lager beers 3 times to refresh, and then i come up with a lagering schedule....
(i pitched the correct amount of yeast according to mr malty)
i was going to ferment at 48 degrees F for 3 weeks, hit 58 to 60 for 4 days for the diacetyl rest.... then come down to 34 for 3 to 4 months.... is this ok????
the reason i asked is looking at the wyeast and whitelabs website, they say 50 to 55 is the optimum fermentation temp, with one yeast being 48 to 55.... noonan talks about 42 as does the brewkaiser guy.....
am i too cold at 48....
also i have 4 fermenters, all of them, but one, are at high krausen. that one is hardly showing any bubbles... (i may have forgotten to pitch or aerate that one... i dont know... any ideas?)
is it possible that having a mixture of the wyeast urquell and the whitelabs 800 is making that one fermenter sluggish??? (i pitched a mix on that one because they were out of the yeast i needed)
thoughts??? thanks in advance