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What am I missing?

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davidgzach:
I had 2 lagers in my chest freezer, happily fermenting away at 51F last week.  They pretty much burned out by this weekend when I made another 10G.  I placed the 2 new fermenters in the chest freezer but upped the temp to 57F since it was WY2278 and recommended.  I figured this would help the first two burn out and perform a semi-diacetyl rest (even though it's probably not needed since I pitched a ton of fresh slurry) while the new ones fermented and then I could just lager them all together. 

What am I missing?  I can't shake the feeling that I'm screwing something up with the first batch.

Dave

bwana:
Your fine. There is nothing wrong with your batch moving up to 57 degrees. Your yeast has done the majority of its work. I do a diacital rest no matter what kind of lager yeast I use.

dak0415:
It's going to take a while for the freezer to come up to 57 if you have 10g of 51 deg beer in there!

davidgzach:

--- Quote from: dak0415 on January 21, 2013, 08:43:39 AM ---It's going to take a while for the freezer to come up to 57 if you have 10g of 51 deg beer in there!

--- End quote ---

I have a little personal heater in there that is attached to my temp controller.  It works great!

Dave

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