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Brewed my first lager last friday (5days) and it has slowly started to ferment at a consistent temp of 60*F. Once it is done I plan on switching over to a secondary to 'lager' for a few weeks. Only issue is the fridge I had ready to go is now failing and wont be of any use. Would I still be able to get a decent lager if I cannot drop the 'lagering' temp down to the recommended 40-30*F??? As of now it will remain at 60*F. Is this a lost cause or what?

p.s. the yeast I pitched was Wyest Bavarian Lager 2206 for the Summer Pils.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Brewed my first lager last friday (5days) and it has slowly started to ferment at a consistent temp of 60*F. Once it is done I plan on switching over to a secondary to 'lager' for a few weeks. Only issue is the fridge I had ready to go is now failing and wont be of any use. Would I still be able to get a decent lager if I cannot drop the 'lagering' temp down to the recommended 40-30*F??? As of now it will remain at 60*F. Is this a lost cause or what?

p.s. the yeast I pitched was Wyest Bavarian Lager 2206 for the Summer Pils.

Thanks for the help.
Wow- 60 degrees is already pretty warm for that strain. I don't think any more harm will come to it by not lagering it, but I sure would have tried to ferment it cooler.
 

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60 is too high for primary lager fermentation anyway, what you have now is a steam beer. I'd just let it go in the primary for 2-3 more weeks, bottle it and call it a California Common.
 
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Thanks guys- I can take a Steam beer, could be worse.
 
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