Originally Posted by igliashon
I hope to someday have the temperature control to brew some lagers. We had a good 3-week cold-spell here in the SF Bay Area up until last week, where the temperature was consistently below 50 degrees...if I'd known it was coming and was going to last that long, I'd definitely have taken a shot at a pilsner or a dopplebock. Back in the days when I could drink barley-based beers, Optimator was one of my favorites....
Optimator was what I was thinking about (though I didn't want something that strong).
This basement floor cooling setup probably isn't optimal, and if I didn't have another beer on tap in my mini-fridge I would probably have it in there.
I've checked on it a couple times, and it seems to be hanging out around 56 F, so I think I'm going to start tossing a one of those blue cooler ice blocks in the water with it every day.