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Old 01-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #11
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Thanks. Yep, I went with lager to take advantage of the cool weather. I don't have a temp controller yet, but I do have a temp monitor and remote temp sensor and sensor bulb. I'm fermenting in the coolest room. It is on the NE corner of the house, away from afternoon sun, with shaded window. Frozen half liter water bottles against the carboy, all covered with a heavy blanket keep it cool. I'm brewing a classic pilsner today and then an ale when the primary is available again. Any special tips for making pilsner?



 
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:00 AM   #12
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"Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, waste a lifetime." Congrats.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:04 AM   #13
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Thanks. Yep, I went with lager to take advantage of the cool weather. I don't have a temp controller yet, but I do have a temp monitor and remote temp sensor and sensor bulb. I'm fermenting in the coolest room. It is on the NE corner of the house, away from afternoon sun, with shaded window. Frozen half liter water bottles against the carboy, all covered with a heavy blanket keep it cool. I'm brewing a classic pilsner today and then an ale when the primary is available again. Any special tips for making pilsner?
Special tip: patience. I'm known for going grain to glass in as little as 14-18 days with ale; however, lager beer just takes more time- 2 to 3 week primary (around 50F) then I keg and lager (cold condition) at 34F for another 4 weeks before drinking.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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You made a very good beer. Now feel relax and then, enjoy the yeast storm.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:09 AM   #15
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Just a quick update on my 1st home brew, - Mash / extract (mini-mash) Pre-Prohibition Lager. We opened a bottle and tasted it last week. My son-in-law loves it! Everyone who tried it liked. It was a hit on St. Patty's Day and it's going fast. I'm stoked! My first homebrew and it's a success! Thanks to everyone here at HBT and the wealth of good info and advice I got reading all the posts. Sure makes me want to keep brewing.

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