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Repitching post lager?
« on: October 22, 2012, 08:41:32 PM »
Going to brew a kolsch ferment in the 60s for a couple weeks and then lager it for a few months, 2-3?  My question is: will I need to repitch at bottling. Or can I just bottle?




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Repitching post lager?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 08:35:52 AM »
Why are you going to lager a kolsch for more than 2-3 weeks (4 at most)? These beers are best when fresh.
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Re: Repitching post lager?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 09:11:46 AM »
Extended lagering was suggested by Jamil Z. on his show on kolsch /altbier I believe. That is where I got my information. If the information is wrong I am more than happy to go with a shorter duration.

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Re: Repitching post lager?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 09:22:03 AM »
Revisited the podcast: he says 1-2 months.


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Repitching post lager?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 10:27:28 AM »
Anything over 4 weeks is not necessary. Breweries on Cologne lager for a couple of weeks, not usually more than 3. I have brewed a lot of kolsch over the years and 2 weeks lagering is all you need (a little fining is recommended though).
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Re: Repitching post lager?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 11:31:19 AM »
addressing this concept though, i use to lager for several months and then warm up at bottling without repitching. thought worked okay.  i now bottle first and then lager for about 60 days. all my beers get long term cold storage because i drink too slowly :'(
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Re: Repitching post lager?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 02:28:26 PM »
I think I will lager it for 2-3 weeks then