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Old 07-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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How cold is to cold to lager? I keep my keezer at 41 and wanting to try to lager in it as well but didn't know if that was to cold.


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Old 07-31-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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That's actually a bit warm. I lager at 34 degrees, as close to freezing as I can without risking freezing, for one week for every 8-10 points of OG. So, for a 1.064 beer I'd lager for 8 weeks.


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Definitely not too cold! If you can get it 8 or 9 degrees colder go for it. Mine is set at a constant 33.
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When I lager, I get the temperature down to about 32. The higher the temperature, the longer it takes.

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34 here. You are definitely not too cold at 41.
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I just had a thought- lagers ferment at about 50 degrees. Lagering is "cold storing" after fermentation is finished. We all assumed you meant lagering temperatures, but fermentation temperature should be around 48-52 degrees. If you're talking about lagering fermentation temperatures, 41 is too cold. It's too warm for lagering, and too cold for fermenting.


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