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lagering
« on: May 22, 2014, 04:23:09 PM »
Never lagered before,  do I lager in the fermentor or in a keg uncarbomated?

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Re: lagering
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 04:36:36 PM »
I like to lager in a keg while force carbing. Works well for me.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 05:37:51 PM »
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Re: lagering
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 07:17:45 AM »
Yes.

Either is fine.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 09:21:36 AM »
If you lager in the keg, do you transfer to another keg before serving?
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Re: lagering
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 09:37:13 AM »
I don't. the first pint might be a bit yeasty but that doesn't bother me too much.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 09:39:37 AM »
I don't. the first pint might be a bit yeasty but that doesn't bother me too much.

I don't usually either. I often use gelatin for lagers, wait a few days, then pump it all out.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 10:02:15 AM »
I don't. the first pint might be a bit yeasty but that doesn't bother me too much.

I don't usually either. I often use gelatin for lagers, wait a few days, then pump it all out.

same here.  if I am bringing the keg somewhere, I will jump the beer to another keg, however.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 10:47:23 AM »
I don't. the first pint might be a bit yeasty but that doesn't bother me too much.

I don't usually either. I often use gelatin for lagers, wait a few days, then pump it all out.

same here.  if I am bringing the keg somewhere, I will jump the beer to another keg, however.

If I had the extra keg I would do this for travelling as well. seems like the ideal way to prevent travel cloudiness.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 03:43:05 PM »
I lager on the yeast cake and then transfer off afterwards. Nice long 4 week lager/cold crash.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 09:13:22 AM »
Sometimes I'll cold crash for a week, then rack to keg to lager. Other times, I'll rack to the keg right away after primary is done and lager while force carbonating. I don't think it matters a whole lot. I know a lot of the German breweries recommend lagering on the yeast cake. I don't think it matters much if you have a full and complete primary fermentation. Most important is time and cold.
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Re: lagering
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 04:54:07 AM »
I lager a couple weeks in carboy. Usually I can get the beer near crystal clear. Then add finings to keg and rack into that. Sometimes I will even fine in carboy and just rack the crystal clear beer into keg.
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