Do yeast starts for lagers need to be made at the same temperature the beer is going to be fermented at?
I am planning on fermenting a lager at 50 for 2 weeks. The OG is 1.056 so I figure I need about a 1 gallon starter which I plan on making tonight so it's ready to brew on Saturday. Do I need to let the starter ferment at 50 degrees or can I let it sit at room temperature like I do for ales?
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Secondary 2: Pannepot Old Fishermans Ale Clone
Secondary 3: Pre-prohibition American Lager
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