Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > My first lager: Not sure what to expect.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
Neunelfer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 339
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default My first lager: Not sure what to expect.

I brewed a Oktoberfest style amber lager. I do not have a hydrometer so I can't do SG readings yet (I'll buy one for next batch). So I brewed it as usual, left it inside for primary. Bubbles were coming out of the airlock as usual. The bubbles slowed down and stopped so I moved it to secondary. I also do not have refrigeration but I wanted to replicate the "cold caves" that the German's used to use (and I'm cheap) so I placed it out in my garage in a large vat of water to help stabilize the temp. It is definitely cold in my garage, but it's not freezing, there isn't any ice on anything and outside just gets a light frost, (it's California).

I am seeing no bubbles pass through the airlock now that it is in secondary. I planned on letting it sit for 6 weeks in the lager phase regardless, but I am just kinda concerned, should I be seeing bubbles?

TIA.


Neunelfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
antsp1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 50
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

As far as whether or not you should be seeing bubbles, that depends on how long you sit and watch it. Most of my lager secondaries bubble maybe 1 time every 6 hours.
antsp1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
Neunelfer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 339
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by antsp1 View Post
As far as whether or not you should be seeing bubbles, that depends on how long you sit and watch it. Most of my lager secondaries bubble maybe 1 time every 6 hours.
That's what I was hoping to hear.
Neunelfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I expect a low FG if I had a low OG? NicePelos Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-18-2012 02:38 PM
Never had PBR - what to expect? beergears General Chit Chat 27 07-14-2009 09:46 PM
Too much RB, what to expect? SporkD2 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 07-24-2008 06:56 PM
What should you expect after 1st yr bigbellybrewery Hops Growing 2 06-22-2008 03:22 PM
What can I expect? Go Gators Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-21-2008 09:28 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS