- Oct 23, 2007
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Ok so I am just about to transfer my Belgian to the secondary tonight after 12 days in the primary. Which means one thing... room for a new beer! Here is the deal i know this belgian is gonna take a while bottle conditioning to get perfect, so in the meantime i would like to get something started asap that may be ready in 4 weeks or so. I like the sound of a kolsch though I am not sure on teh fermenting temps. I can ferment around 62 is i open my beer room window a crack and close the heat vents. But i have read that after fermenting in that range the kolsch should be lagered at about 30-40 degrees farenheit. Thats not really possible for me, as I do not have a lagering fridge set up like the pros. My question is that if I bottle it and refridgerate at around that temp, will that work? If not i might just wait until march when i can put my carboy in the garrage at 40 degree temps. Also i am not sure if a kolsch could be done in that amount of time? not to familiar with brewing it just like the beer. Other options i am considering is a heffe, maybe an alt (though i believe that has similar lagering difficulties)' or maybe something along the lines of a fuller's esp clone. but lately i have been on a continental europe phase. so i dunno. Anyone got any suggestions?maybe somethign german or other that i havent thoght of that can brew at room temp and finish quick? Any suggestions and or recipes would be awesome.