Quick question about lager and temp.

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caplucky

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Ok so did a Rocky Racoon Crystal Lager a few months ago, cold lagered in primary then bottled after about 3 weeks, left bottles in cold garage for about 8 weeks, now that it is warming up should I keep them in fridge or is it ok to let them warm at room temp?
 

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You can store at room temp now that they're finished. it would be slightly better for your tastebuds to keep them cool, but only if they'll be stored a while. how long do you really think they'll last though? :)
 

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whats the ideal temp for a lager?
i'm doing an oktoberfest & have it at 52f...
i was told to let it go for 2 weeks, and then sit it at room temp for 2 days after racking off to secondary...then back into the cool chamber...

does that sound familiar to anyone?
 

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whats the ideal temp for a lager?
i'm doing an oktoberfest & have it at 52f...
i was told to let it go for 2 weeks, and then sit it at room temp for 2 days after racking off to secondary...then back into the cool chamber...

does that sound familiar to anyone?
Yes that is exactly what I am doing except that I am leaving it in the fermenter for the 2 day diacetyl rest. I figure there's yeast in the fermenter which you need for the rest period. Racking into the secondary might remove too much yeast, although it's probalby not that big of a deal.
 
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