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Title: Bottling after lagering
Post by: brewaskew on December 04, 2010, 09:24:09 pm
I have a Kolsch coming to the end of its lagering phase.  This is the first time I have ever made a brew that needed cold conditioning.  When I bottle it, do I need to keep it at the lager temp or should I just let it condition at normal cellar temp?  Would it be a good idea to add a little extra yeast?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Bottling after lagering
Post by: oscarvan on December 05, 2010, 02:36:36 am
Interesting...... I am brewing the Kölsch out of "Beer Captured" tomorrow and it mentions no cold anything until after conditioning.
Title: Re: Bottling after lagering
Post by: tygo on December 05, 2010, 03:44:19 am
You should let it condition at regular cellar temps or it will take forever to carb up.  No need to add yeast unless it was lagering for a very long time or it's a very strong beer.
Title: Re: Bottling after lagering
Post by: oscarvan on December 08, 2010, 02:31:38 pm
After reading this again...... A Kölsch is an ale, isn't it? What lagering?
Title: Re: Bottling after lagering
Post by: 4swan on December 08, 2010, 02:56:32 pm
After reading this again...... A Kölsch is an ale, isn't it? What lagering?
Kölsch and Altbiers are ales, but they do usually benefit from lagering- meaning to store/condition at cold temperatures, not the yeast variety.
Title: Re: Bottling after lagering
Post by: oscarvan on December 08, 2010, 03:03:53 pm
OK, I'll buy that.