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  1. hennesse

    First lager - Secondary fermentor?

    I'm making my first lager, and need to know when to put it into a secondary fermentor. Before the diacetyl rest? After? Why? I brew 10 gal at a time. I have 2 glass carboys, and lots of Corny kegs. For ales, I rack from carboys to Cornies after 10 days, which frees up the carboys for the...
  2. RockyMtnRedBrew

    Pressure ferm. Vs traditional Lager test brew

    Hello all, I've been researching the process of pressure fermenting lager"ish" beers for several months now, and have been intrigued enough to try it for myself. I Plan on brewing the same 10 gallon recipe & separating the batch between 2 corny kegs, one will be lagered in my temp controlled...
  3. Garrett_McT

    Lager Fermentation Gravity Reading Anomaly

    HBT Community, I have experienced a weird anomaly while monitoring the temperature of my lager fermentation. White Labs German Lager Yeast WLP830. I have been monitoring the wort/fermenting beer temperature periodically, while also continuously monitoring the ambient fridge temperature through...
  4. Garrett_McT

    Diacetyl Rest: High Temperatures

    Dear HBT community, This is my first post and of course it is a problem related to brewing! I am currently fermenting a Marzen beer for my Oktoberfest party and started performing my diacetyl rest for the WLP830 strain White Labs German Lager Yeast I used. Sadly I had to start my diacetyl rest...
  5. rutheyrocks

    New to Homebrew!!

    Hello!!! I'm new to home brewing and this community... j I got a little excited and was totally bitten by the beer brewing bug after my first batch of IPA turned out brilliantly (it was a kit!). I think a bit of false confidence got to me, so I decided to go kit free and am now attempting to...
  6. M

    Lager at Pressure

    Hi all. I hope you guys and girls can help. So I had my second brew day yesterday decided to try my hand at a Czech pills as requested by the mrs. I had the liquid yeast for a couple of weeks in the fridge due to moving I didnt have time for a brew day.....so I pulled it out around 18-24...
  7. ForkJohn

    Want to make a Belgian Tripel, but don't have a way of chilling fermenter

    Hi Guys, So I was looking at brewing a Belgian Tripel, however, it seems all the instructions on fermentation require I lager the beer. Unfortunately I don't have a kegerator or any way of chilling down the temperature, unfortunately it'll likely have to stay in room temp. I plan on leaving...
  8. H

    Possible infection?

    Hi there i brewed a lager 2 days ago, chilled it overnight (didn’t have time to cool it immediately). I pitched yesterday around mid day and I’m not sure but I might have an infected fermentation, can somebody see if that might be the case? Never had an infection before so I’m pretty worried...
  9. V

    4 day lag, repitch or keep going?

    I am not new to lagers ;) I usually get active fermentation in my 6.5 gal lager batches within 24 hours of pitching yeast (starter or harvested) at most. This time the lag was 4 days! Fast Ferment Test had similar 48 hours lag at room temp! So I bought fresh yeast (same as original, WLP 830)...
  10. HB2 HughBHomeBrew

    My kegmenter-in-a-fridge lager setup

    Wasn't sure this was working at first. For reaching lager temperatures - I just have a fridge - warmest I can get it is about 42F. I brewed this Pilsner 5 days ago. Pitched a swollen smack-pack of Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager into wort that was 74F and ambient temp was 71F. After 8 hours moved, it...
  11. Iowa Brewer

    Dealing with Diacetyl, Question

    Hi all, After bringing the temp of my bock up to 66F for 48hrs, I did a diacetyl test I found online and discovered the heated-and-then-chilled sample tasted of butterscotch, hinting at the presence of acetolactate, which would later turn into diacetyl. I'm leaving it now at 48 for a few days...
  12. Iowa Brewer

    Milled Grain Lifespan?

    Hey all, Yesterday (Thursday) I had malt milled and began my first lager-yeast starter. With ales I start the night before and have high kreuzen for a midday pitch by the following day. This morning, after noticing no discernible activity, I read that lager starters should sit on the stir...
  13. TNJake

    AHS Shiner Bock clone - WLP 833 stalled ferm?

    I brewed this clone according to this recipe with an OG of 1.047. I cooled my wort to about 75 degrees when I aerated using shake/ swirl method. I did added a single pack of WLP833 and I regrettably did not use a starter. The recipe didn't say anything about it (I should have know better). 12...
  14. K

    First-time Lager Mystery WTF

    This is my first attempt at an all-grain temperature-controlled fermentation lager. It's a very simple recipe for 11 pounds of Pils, Saaz hops, and Bohemian Lager (2124) liquid yeast. After to 60-minute boil, I cooled the wort down to about 70 using my immersion wort chiller, then siphoned to...
  15. MoreyBrewingCo

    Fermentation for a Lager

    I have been brewing for about a year now, exclusively ales. I just brewed my first lager. I used a recipe from Northern Brewer for a Czech Pilsner. I did a 10 gallons batch in two 5-gallon buckets and pitched the yeast roughly 3 days ago. I used the Liquid Yeast option Omega Yeast Pilser. it's...
  16. A

    Lager and fermentation temperature

    I know lager isn't the brew of choice for most members here but I'm sure the hive mind will know ... I just started a lager cold crashing and as usual I fermented it at 10 - 12°C but here are a couple of links that suggest I wasted the effort of keeping it cool...
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