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Old 01-22-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
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I've just started brewing a lager with saflager S-23 yeast. I've set the fridge to ferment it at 50F (10C) but I realised I pitched the yeast at 90F (32C)! The fridge will take a while to cool it down to 50F so will this spoil my beer and give it too much of an ale flavour?

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It will probably be okay, especially since you are putting it in a fridge. You might get a little fussel alcohol taste. Next time try to chill to 70 F before pitching, but you knew that.
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By the time the yeast finishes its growth stage & starts fermenting, the batch should be cooled.
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