Originally Posted by beeboy
should the diacetyl smell go away before I drop it to lagering temps? I am just raisiing mine up to the 60 degree range.
I've never noticed a diacetyl smell. But if you do a diacetyl rest for 48 hours, that should allow plenty of time for the diacetyl to be reabsorbed.
I wouldn't lower the temperature for lagering until the beer has been at FG for at least a couple of days. So, for the OP, keep it warm until the SG isn't dropping. Ideally, it would be at FG before being racked but it may be able to finish up as long as the temperature isn't lowered.