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lager on yeast cake duration ?
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:53:56 PM »
So do ya think there is anything wrong with leaving a lager/maibock on the yeast cake for 2 to 3 weeks at room temp/64F?  Want to use my fermentation/lagering freezer to brew another batch then lager the maibock.

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Re: lager on yeast cake duration ?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 01:16:23 PM »
I've gone over a month without problems.
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Re: lager on yeast cake duration ?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 06:26:08 PM »
I routinely keep beer in the primary over a month, but watch your airlocks to make sure they don't dry out or you risk mold or other microbe taking hold if the airlock is breached.
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Re: lager on yeast cake duration ?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 11:22:07 AM »
I routinely keep beer in the primary over a month, but watch your airlocks to make sure they don't dry out or you risk mold or other microbe taking hold if the airlock is breached.

undrilled stopper = problem solved :)
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Re: lager on yeast cake duration ?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 06:10:59 PM »
Yes but be ready for some pressure build up, even with a lager that is crashed - the yeast often will continue to ferment ever so slowly, if terminal gravity has not been reached.
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Re: lager on yeast cake duration ?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 06:20:27 PM »
I thought that was the point. To lager on the yeast for a month. Then continue to lager once off the yeast.
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Re: lager on yeast cake duration ?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 07:16:15 PM »
I thought that was the point. To lager on the yeast for a month. Then continue to lager once off the yeast.

Correct, but a solid stopper in the carboy can build pressure to where it can be a problem...
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