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Offline mbg-bs

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Lager Time/Temp
« on: July 24, 2006, 09:54:56 PM »
I mostly brew ales but my last batch was an Octoberfest Lager. I chose a lager style but for some reason the brew sheet tells me to ferment in the primary @ 68 degF for 4 days and secondary @68 degF for I think 2-weeks then keg at 52 degF for 3-weeks (this is for an ale-I think).

I know the primary should be much colder and ferment for aroung 3-weeks.....WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???

Mike

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Re: Lager Time/Temp
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 07:49:48 AM »
Mike,
  The brew sheet just reflects the settings you had in the recipe for aging and storage temperatures.  They do not change based on the type of yeast you select (though perhaps I should alter that!).   By default these are set as you describe, but you can certainly change them by opening the recipe and setting them to whatever you want.  I would certainly recommend a colder fermentation temperature for a lager!

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Brad
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Re: Lager Time/Temp
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006, 10:55:08 PM »
 ::) yup, same thing happened to me. i figured that since i had picked a lauger style and lauger yeast the program would put those values in. have a lot more configureing to do. still a great program.