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Dunkel Lager Temp
« on: February 23, 2014, 08:52:01 PM »
So I have a quick question about Dunkel lager temp.  I and a friend recently brewed a dunkel (thanks for all of the help and feedback on the recipe by the way!) and we fermented at a solid 52 and then raised for a D rest at 63-64 for 4 days. 

We racked into our layering vessels.  My question is, what temperature should we be lagering? I was under the assumption that it should be lagered around high 30s, getting there by dropping 5 degrees per day or so.  Some information indicates to lager at 50 degrees, which from all that I have read and gathered is a little warm.  Can anyone help with some clarification?

I am lagering in a carboy.

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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 10:08:52 PM »
So I have a quick question about Dunkel lager temp.  I and a friend recently brewed a dunkel (thanks for all of the help and feedback on the recipe by the way!) and we fermented at a solid 52 and then raised for a D rest at 63-64 for 4 days. 

We racked into our layering vessels.  My question is, what temperature should we be lagering? I was under the assumption that it should be lagered around high 30s, getting there by dropping 5 degrees per day or so.  Some information indicates to lager at 50 degrees, which from all that I have read and gathered is a little warm.  Can anyone help with some clarification?

I am lagering in a carboy.

Thanks.

Hermen

I prefer to lager around 35F.  If the fermentation is complete there's no need to drop the temp gradually.   You can just crash it.
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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 10:15:58 PM »
The one I just did was fermented at 49 -50F.  D-rest was 65F. I am now lagering at -1C, but I had success at 35F or a little lower.  Lagering at 50F is something that one would do without proper equipment, or good knowledge of the process.

Denny is correct, if the D rest worhed, crash it.
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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 10:26:24 PM »
As close to freezing as possible! (35 degrees??? Pish!! :P )

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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 10:27:52 PM »
Thanks Jeff and Denny for clearing that up.  Cheers! 8)
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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 04:33:00 PM »
As close to freezing as possible! (35 degrees??? Pish!! :P )

Around here, temp control is "in the ballpark" an d I call that good enough!
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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 09:15:20 PM »
As close to freezing as possible! (35 degrees??? Pish!! :P )

Around here, temp control is "in the ballpark" an d I call that good enough!

I was just harassing you.  35 is fine, obviously.

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Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 12:31:53 PM »
As close to freezing as possible! (35 degrees??? Pish!! :P )

Around here, temp control is "in the ballpark" an d I call that good enough!

I was just harassing you.  35 is fine, obviously.

My lager chest is at 34f.   ;D
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