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Old 09-29-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
Nov 2007
Irvine, CA
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This is my first time brewing a lager. This question probably applies to both ale and lagers. How important is it to worry about fluctuation in temperature? Is a 5 degree change a big deal? I'm using white labs pilsner lager and it says optimum fermentation temp is 55 degree, but I notice other people fermenting as low as 48. I was reading for a diacetyl rest I should bring the temp up to 60. but this seems like a minor change from 55. Is it find to bring up the temps to 75? These questions probably aren't ordered the best way, but any resposne is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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If you are lagering, you do not want the temp at 75 (you don't really want it there for ales either). I think 55 is good, but not sure about the 60 or 48 parts. I will let someone else answer those.
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