« on: June 19, 2012, 05:11:49 AM »
If buying new, I would make a cardboard cutout of the diameter of your carboy and take it with you to the store. I'm only assuming you want two to fit on the bottom at one time.
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What i guess I wonder is....well....
what if it does NOT hold lager characteristics? Does it then morph to ale characteristics?
And if so, will it still make Beer?
i think june is the perfect time to brew a fest. done fermenting in mid july. lager finished in mid september, few weeks for conditioning. in fact i need to prep one.
QuoteI guess I'm brand-loyal.
Funny how that goes, isn't it? I used a Wyeast pack once, had a bad experience with it that likely had nothing to do with the quality of the product, yet now I never use anything that doesn't start with WLP.
For a week you're probably fine just leaving it in the fridge and just using it when you're reading. Longer and you probably want to throw some fresh starter wort on top.
Hope you like Saisons and Farmhouse ales.
The only thing that is even in the ballpark would be a saison, but even then you really want to start that off in the 60's before you start to let it rise.
Google "swamp cooler fermentation" and see if you can find a rig that will work for you...