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Old 02-17-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Im brewing a german lager but using the wyeast german ale yeast since I can't get it to a lower temp. I am going to primary ferment at 58 and secondary the same. Totaling about 14 days. After should I bottle and condition in the frig? I know this yeast can handle the lower temp. Or should I primary and secondary ferment at 58 for a longer period? I really want to get it to a lower temp. Its a german lager recipe.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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I'd suggest either bottling it and keeping it at 70 degrees until it's carbed up, and then cold conditioning it in the fridge OR doing now in the secondary. If you can't cold condition in a carboy, then bottling it and doing it after carbonation occurs would be a valid way to do it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:51 AM   #3
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Thanks, what do you mean by doing now in the secondary? Ya I can't cold condition in the carboy yet(ooking into chest freezers and temperature controlling options).
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