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Old 02-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Well my Lager is on week 4 in a secondary @ 32degrees and I would like to bottle at the end of the week. My questions is: should I be slowly raising the temperature to room temp. or am I just racking straight out of the fridge?

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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I have recently read that if you want the diacetyl removed, you should allow it to warm for a short period to allow the yeast to consume it. I know commercial breweries do it regularly. Take a look here: http://www.brewingtechniques.com/lib....1/miller.html

It looks like it might be too late to do a rest the way it is described here.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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You can just bottle it cold. It'll be fine. I use about 1 ounce of priming sugar per gallon for all of my lagers, and then bottle condition them at 65-70 degrees until they are carbed up.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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I suggest room temp to bottle. This is my recommendation as I bottled an ale after cold crashing and my priming mixture did not blend well into the batch so some bottles we too carbonated while others barely carbonated after 6 months.

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