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Old 03-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #21
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Great. I just brewed my first lager. The fermentation went as expected and it is sitting in the beer fridge lagering as we speak. I started out at 65* per the wyeast package for 12 hours and lowered it to 50*. No you all have me worried it's going to suck.


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Old 03-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #22
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Great. I just brewed my first lager. The fermentation went as expected and it is sitting in the beer fridge lagering as we speak. I started out at 65* per the wyeast package for 12 hours and lowered it to 50*. No you all have me worried it's going to suck.
Did you smell/taste it before you kegged it?
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Great. I just brewed my first lager. The fermentation went as expected and it is sitting in the beer fridge lagering as we speak. I started out at 65* per the wyeast package for 12 hours and lowered it to 50*. No you all have me worried it's going to suck.
Yeah, the Wyeast smack packs are notorious for recommending underpitching. Did you make a starter? You really need to make them for liquid yeast, and the need is magnified for lagers. Will your beer be okay? I don't know, you'll have to wait and see. Next time make a starter, pitch at fermentation temps, and you won't have to worry.
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