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I brewed this yesterday, chilled overnight, and pitched this morning. My yeast was around 60 and wort was about 50 ish when I pitched. I'm hoping this wont shock the yeast.
Secondly, I am looking for a ferment schedule. I have it in a temp controlled chest freezer at 50. I'm thinking 10 days there, slowly ramp up to 60 for 3 day d-rest, then 4 weeks lagering in secondary at 35.
OG was 1.052(missed projected of 1.055)
It will be bottle conditioned after lagering.
Do the above time frames make sense? I'm just taking a stab at it based on Palmer's how to brew OFest recipe and Beersmith defaults for 2 stage lager.
Also wondering about bottle priming after 4 weeks at lager temps: will I need extra yeast at bottling or as i saw here earlier this week: there is always yeast in beer, it will carb.
Ideally, I would like to enjoy this beer during the Oktoberfest season, so not looking forward to 6 weeks fermentation/lagering followed by 3 or more weeks to carb up.
Anything anyone can tell me is appreciated