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Old 09-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
Jun 2007
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I could have sworn the beer was ready to rack, so I stuck the siphon in the airlock hole and racked away. In hindsight that was a bad idea.
Anyway I got enough yeast carryover and there is def. a good fermentation going on in my secondary.
I was fermenting a lager so I underestimated the fermentation times.
Can I let it finish fermenting, give it a couple of weeks and transfer to a keg for lagering?
How might this affect the flavor?

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Old 09-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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If it's still fermenting after you transferred it, I'd wait until all visible signs of fermentation have stopped. I don't keg but I would imagine that once fermentation as stopped that you could rack it to a keg and begin lagering.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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The tail end of a lager ferment can drag out for weeks. Let it finish and verify it by checking the gravity. Then keg & lager.
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