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robbieo13

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Getting ready to do my first lager. The recipe calls for fermenting it at 50 degrees. When i make my starter do i want to keep it at 50 degrees also while it gets going?
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You can make lager starters at room temperature or at fermentation temperature. I make mine at room temp then chill, decant the spent beer and then equilibrate the yeast slurry to pitching temp before adding it too my wort.

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You can also cheat and use dry yeast. Two packs of Saflager W-34/70 will get you in the vicinity of two packs of WLP830 in a two-gallon starter, enough for 5 gallons of normal-gravity (1.050ish) wort.
 
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