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Old 09-30-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I've just started brewing, im trying to brew lager can any one tell me if I need to add anything to the secondary fermentation process?

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Hi, I've just started brewing, im trying to brew lager can any one tell me if I need to add anything to the secondary fermentation process?

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As far as I'm aware. You add sugar to the secondary fermentation to carbonate the beer. That's what I do but I've only bottled so far.



 
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Hi I'm new too

As far as I'm aware. You add sugar to the secondary fermentation to carbonate the beer. That's what I do but I've only bottled so far.
Nope. You add the sugar to the bottling bucket just before bottling. Most people here will advise against the use of a secondary, unless you are adding something like fruit (for example). Most beers don't need a secondary.

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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No, you don't add anything to the carboy for lagering. The only time you add anything (sugar) is when you bottle the beer.

Sometimes, people add oak or other things but for most beers you do not.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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No, you don't add anything to the carboy for lagering. The only time you add anything (sugar) is when you bottle the beer.

Sometimes, people add oak or other things but for most beers you do not.
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I thought secondary was when it went into bottles. That's where I went wrong. Sorry for the bad info.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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Ok, my lager had been fermenting for 5 days now, if I want it to clear do I filters it before it goes in the barrel and then add some carbonate capsules or does any 1 do different?

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