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Wyeast 2112 - Lagering Question
« on: September 07, 2013, 03:04:09 PM »
I just racked an Oktoberfest I made last week into my secondary fermenter.  The recipe I used called for Wyeast 2112 | California Lager.  I've been fermenting at 62° F, since Wyeast recommends a temperature range of 58-68° F.  After I've reached terminal gravity, would my beer benefit from a lagering phase?  My plan was to lager it at 40° F for about 4 weeks, but I'm not sure if I'll gain anything from doing this, since I'm using a hybrid yeast (and the recipe doesn't call for a lagering phase).  Thanks!
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Re: Wyeast 2112 - Lagering Question
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »
I don't lager mine and I ferment at 60 for my common and it turns out wonderful!

I think it's really up to you. IME the yeast does not need to be lagered but I know people that do and theirs turns out great as well!
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Re: Wyeast 2112 - Lagering Question
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 09:47:10 AM »
Lagering for a couple months will greatly improve your pseudo lagers.
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Re: Wyeast 2112 - Lagering Question
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 12:58:10 AM »
Thanks denny and duboman!  Based on your comments, I've decided to try a 4 week (at least) lagering phase with my beer.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Re: Wyeast 2112 - Lagering Question
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 06:25:59 AM »
I brew with this yeast at least 3 times a year. I have only lagered once. Without doing a side by side I am not sure if it would make a big difference. I think you would be happy either way.