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Offline roguejim

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Lagering...Carbonation
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:56:56 PM »
If I'm lagering a pils for 30 days, any reason I can't slow carb the beer over the final 10-14 days of lagering?  Any ill effects?

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Re: Lagering...Carbonation
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 04:01:06 PM »
In my limited lagering experience there is no reason not to go ahead and put the CO2 on.  It has worked well on the last six lagers I've brewed.

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Re: Lagering...Carbonation
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 04:01:52 PM »
Yep, that's fine.  No need to wait for the final 10-14 days.  If you want, put the gas on right away.  I prefer to do it that way so the keg is fully pressurized while it's lagering.
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Re: Lagering...Carbonation
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »
I've always force carbonated at the beginning of lagering.  I believe in Germany they seal up the lagering vessel near the end of the fermentation just to get natural carbonation while it lagers.
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Re: Lagering...Carbonation
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 06:41:22 PM »
No worries here. I would go ahead and plan to slowly carb the beer during lagering. Carbonating the beer will also help extend the shelflife of the beer.
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Re: Lagering...Carbonation
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 02:48:54 PM »
Best way to have the beer ready when you are done lagering so you don't have to wait another 3-4 days!
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