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Lagering -rack to secondary?
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:33:55 AM »
I know that the common wisdom know is not to rack to a secondary.  Up to this point, I've only brewed ales and this method has worked out well for me.

Does anyone rack a lager to a secondary before lagering?

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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 05:20:52 AM »
I just rack primary into a keg for lagering after I've slowly brought the temp down.  Works for me.

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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 06:10:12 AM »
+1 to lagering in the keg.  But if I didn't have kegs I'd rack to a secondary for lagering.
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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 06:14:23 AM »
Kegs are my secondary lagering vessels.
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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 07:56:45 AM »
I also use a keg for lagering.  You could also lager in bottles if you don't keg.  After all lagering is just cold storage

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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 08:27:32 AM »
I lager and carbonate in the keg. Then I usually jumper the clear beer to another keg for serving, but that's only because my lagering fridge is separate from my serving fridge.
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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 08:37:59 AM »
I lager and carbonate in the keg. Then I usually jumper the clear beer to another keg for serving, but that's only because my lagering fridge is separate from my serving fridge.

+1, but those lagers eat up the keg space, so my ales are waiting to be kegged!  I may have to bottle some!
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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 10:47:32 AM »
I also use a keg for lagering.  You could also lager in bottles if you don't keg.  After all lagering is just cold storage

I lager in bottles since I don't have enough fridge space to fit a fermenter. Works just fine, but just make sure you carbonate before you start lagering.
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Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013, 07:46:39 AM »
You only need to rack if the beer will be lagered for more than a couple months.  Otherwise you can safely skip it.
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