In another tread I was concerned that my basement was too cold to ferment an ale (14C/57F), but after letting the fermentation start and get going at a higher temp and then moving it down there it worked perfectly!
Now I'm concerned about this temperature again, this time that it's too high to attempt a lager.
I have a packet of Safale S-23 that I want to try, but there's no way to get the temperature lower than 57F for the moment. I can wait until winter, but.. I'm not very patient.. For example the only way I can let beer age properly is have to keep brewing at a much higher rate than I'm consuming.
To the point: Is it adviseable to attempt a lager with S-23 at 57F?
If yes, what do you think of this recipe?
For 21 liters (5.5 gallons)
OG 1.059 if 80% eff.
4 kg Pils Malt (8.8lb)
1 kg Münchener Malt (2.2lb)
0.1 kg CaraMünchener (3.5oz)
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Not sure about the hop additions but I have Tettenanger and Hellertau Perle that I want to use in this. 35-40 IBU's