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Old 08-01-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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My local brew shop told me
10-14 days in primary at 55
then drop 2 deg/day until you get to 36 or 38 and then hold 7 days.
Then bottle and leave at room temp 2 weeks to carbonate.

Does that sound about right? That's about 26 days of fermenting

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Old 08-01-2007, 02:30 AM   #2
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You'll need a Dyacital rest before you start bringing it down to lagering temps. Depending on the gravity, it could take less time in the primary. I'd give 1-3 days at room temp for the D-rest and then rack to 2ndary and drop it into the 30's for a month.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:38 AM   #3
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2-3 weeks in primary then as long as you can stand it in secondary at 34F.
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
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So secondary for lagering can be done at 34F. If this is true then I don't need a temperature controller for my fridge and my first batch of lager has a chance of working. Woohoo!

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