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Old 09-10-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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My octoberfest had finished its primary fermentation at 50 degrees for 3 weeks. Today when I went to check on it and to start cranking down the temp, I noticed that the temp was up to 65 and my fridge was dead. I need to get it repaired ASAP. Will a lager thats finished primary fermentation be OK at room temp for a few days before cold lagering?


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Old 09-10-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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Should be ok after three weeks. If it was me though I would get a couple bags of ice and toss them in there just to be safe. I mean ice is cheap and it should act like a giant ice chest with all the insulation on it.


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You might want to try throwing some frozen water bottles in the fridge to keep the temp down at lager temps. The fridge should be insulated enough for that.
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no different than a diacetyl rest
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Any idea what happened to the fridge?
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Will a lager thats finished primary fermentation be OK at room temp for a few days before cold lagering?
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