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Lager - oxygenation woes
« on: July 27, 2013, 01:43:09 PM »
My O2 regulator crapped out about 30-40 seconds into oxygenating my Oktoberfest wort today - think it'll be okay?  I'm quite pissed at the moment.  An otherwise perfect brewday!
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 06:02:59 AM »
No other means to aerate? I imagine you were another minute away from saturation.
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 06:16:12 AM »
Too big to shake and I don't have any mixing apparatus.  I pitched yeast and am hoping for the best.  If I can get another regulator from a homebrew club member would it be pointless to aerate now - 16 hours after pitching?
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 06:54:46 AM »
I think you can aerate up to 24 hours after with no problems.
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 10:04:55 AM »
Thanks Keith - I needed some reassurance.  Was able to get a new regulator at HD and hit it with 90sec at about 18hrs after initial pitch.
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 05:39:32 AM »
Paul,

You are fine.  RDWHAHB!

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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 06:16:08 AM »
I brewed an Oktoberfestbier yesterday. Must've been a good weekend to brew German beer. It was very fall-like this weekend around here, high on Saturday was something like 67F lows in the low 50s.  LOVE IT. I'm not a warm weather person.
I chilled the wort over night in my kegerator, pitched that new Mangrove Jack's Bohemian lager yeast into it this morning. Sure hope it takes off, I've read about some ridiculously long lag times. A bit off putting.
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 06:42:52 AM »
thanks guys - slow bubbling this morning before I went to work, so it would appear that all is fine - about 40 hours since pitching so I would assume i'm okay and all the oxygen will have been consumed by the yeast.

beersk - I've looked at that Mangrove Jack's - be sure to post back what your impressions are. 
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 07:29:56 AM »
thanks guys - slow bubbling this morning before I went to work, so it would appear that all is fine - about 40 hours since pitching so I would assume i'm okay and all the oxygen will have been consumed by the yeast.

beersk - I've looked at that Mangrove Jack's - be sure to post back what your impressions are. 
Good to know, man. Hope it turns out awesome. I'll post my impressions for sure. One guy on Homebrewtalk had a 90 hour lag time with this yeast, so I'm a bit nervous.
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 07:30:52 AM »
just an update - airlock is pounding (well, relatively speaking for a lager), and I peaked in the bail opening and the krausen is big and frothy so i think all turned out well.

will do a high krausen dump from the cone tonight and all should be back to normal.

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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 10:08:21 AM »
Cool, man. My beer finally got going with some occasional swirling of the carboy for fears of 90 hour lag times...I'd say about 36 hours it finally started forming a thin krausen and this morning (48 hours after pitching) it had about a half inch krausen. Still thin, but maybe it'll build up a little more. I've heard the Mangrove Jack's Bohemian lager yeast is quite Czech tasting (doy), so it's probably wrong for an Oktoberfestbier, but oh well, I'm sure it'll be good. Fermenting it at 54-55F, which is in the middle of the range that they recommend.
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Re: Lager - oxygenation woes
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2013, 07:46:35 PM »
You should be done fermenting it within 10-12 days.
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