I'm trying to make my first pseudo-lager-type beer using this recipe as a base:
I pitched two packets of Saflager S-23 into my 5-gallons of wort at 65 deg. F, then placed it in the coldest part of my basement, which has maintained a temperature of 56 deg. The Fermentis website sayst that the ideal temp range for this yeast strain is 53.6 - 59 deg. Day 1.5-Day 4 experienced very fast (1 pop per second) airlock activity. Dawn of Day 5 showed slower airlock activity (1 pop every 10 seconds).
So, be gentle since I'm still a newb at this...
When should I rack out of primary (this was also my first time using a whirfloc tablet and there's a good amount of trub in there)?
I'm going to keep my secondary in the same location - how long in secondary and are there any special considerations should I take into account? I have no capacity to lager, with the exception of post-bottling storage in a refrigerator.