First lager....finally

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I figured if I was ever to brew a lager, now's the time. I don't have the most reliable temp control but my garage fairly consistantly stays in the low 50's this time of year. Anyway, I took what I could from a few different recipes and formulated one of my own. Since this is my first lager, I'm open to suggestions. Here's my recipe:

2 lbs. extra-light DME (60 min)
3 lbs. extra-light DME (10 min)
1.5 lbs. clover honey
8 oz. crystal 20L
4 oz. carapils
1 oz. Perle (60 min)
1 oz. Saphir (20 min)
1 oz. Saphir (flameout)
White Labs WLP800

I'll be making a yeast starter and using whirlfloc and nutrient as usual. Any recipe suggestions or helpful tips about brewing a lager are appreciated.
 
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Well, I brewed this today, with some minor adjustments. I added 1.5 oz. Saphir @ 20 min. and will dry hop with .5 oz. I also did a full boil so this should actually end up looking like a pilsner. Anyway, hopefully my first lager turns out. Wish me luck.
 

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Luck to you.
My First lager is about 4 days in.
I submersed the fermentr bckt in a tub of
cold water, and add a frozen gallon jug every day to
control. I had some pretty harsh smells coming from that
airlock for a few days, so I switched the ice more often, and
it sweetened the smell back up.

Control those temps.
 

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