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Old 02-15-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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i just brewed an alt using a long trail ale recipee:
8 0z munich
8 oz malted wheat
8 oz meddium crystal
6 pounds light dme
8 aaus tettnag
1007 german ale yeast

the recipee says to ferment for two weeks 62-65 and then cold condition in the secondary at 40 degrees for 3-4 weeks

my cold conditing is going to be at about 58 (coldest spot in the house)

What will the warmer secondary do to the beer i know alts are lagered but i used the german ale yeast. Im not looking for an exact clone of the longtrail so if the taste is slightly different thats not a big deal. If it will result in a bad taste i guess ill find someway to get it colder.
primaries: BRown Ale
secondaries: Rye IPA
Bottled: IPA, Pigs ear brown clone, stovepipe porter, German Alt, Oktober fest ale, Smoked IPA, failed pale ale, 1st AG ESB, belgian wit, Ipa#2, , Lake wheat, fish Red ale, Smoked wheat,
KEGS: blonde Nugs , Sugar pale light, chin nook ale (gone in 1 week)

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Old 02-15-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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IMO, you won't get a bad taste. But you won't get that characteristically smooth lager"ish" taste associated with very cold lagering times. You will still have a good beer, though.

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Old 02-16-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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Boston, MA
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I would not sweat it one bit. Give it 3-4 weeks near 50 and 3-4 in the keg or bottle cold and it will be great.
Primary: nada
Secondary: nada
On Tap: Uncle Willie's Pale Ale; Kolsch
Bottled: Salvator Dopplebock
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