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mikeyurgent

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this will probably sound like a dumb question.

i have tossed the yeast thet came with my pilsner kit and bought lager yeast (saflager s-23). Am i right in thinking this is brewed at much lower temp than ale yeast? what are the ideal conditions? And does the firrst fermentation process thereforre take much longer?

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Lager yeasts do ferment at lower temps than ales, and yes, they do take longer. The yeast you bought should specify an ideal range for the particular yeast.

Sometimes you can do the first few days at closer to ale temps to speed things along a bit, and then do your secondary fermentation at lagering temps in the 40s or 50s. Cheers! :D
 
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