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.