Originally Posted by sneeron
I've been looking for a lager to do. This one is going to be my first.
GREAT! The guys posting above got me all fired up and I brewed 10 gallons on Sunday.
Get a big active starter going. I've switched to pitching cold so do some research on that. Cool the wort lower than fermentation temperature, chill the starter to a lower temperature than that, pitch and let the wort warm slightly.
You absolutely do not want any fruitiness in this beer. Keep it cool.