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Lager yeast active, back to cold temps?

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Pugilist

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I used a light to check my SA clone and its starting to get a layer of krausen. I can see alot of yeast swimming around in there too. I had to take it out to room temp because I put it into my lagerator at 50F too early.

Should I stick it back in the fridge now, or wait until it gets a huge head of krausen? I dont want to keep it out too long and get the off flavors cooking. You guys are a tremendous help, thanks!
 

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Do it NOW. All you want to see is that the yeast are awake. Get that sucker cooled down to 50F before it takes on the steam beer flavor (gross IMO)
 
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Got it back in there. Thanks! All the yeast blobs that were swimming around before I stuck it in are hanging in suspension now. Hope the temp change didnt shock em.

Lagering aint easy! :drunk:
 

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Pugilist said:
Lagering aint easy! :drunk:
You aint' lying. Your next one will go much smoother, i promise. Those little buggers will slow down a bit, and may even pause for a couple hours due to the change, but just leave it be, and it'll perk along nice and slow.
 
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