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Offline brewaskew

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Bottling after lagering
« on: December 04, 2010, 02:24:09 PM »
I have a Kolsch coming to the end of its lagering phase.  This is the first time I have ever made a brew that needed cold conditioning.  When I bottle it, do I need to keep it at the lager temp or should I just let it condition at normal cellar temp?  Would it be a good idea to add a little extra yeast?

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Re: Bottling after lagering
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 07:36:36 PM »
Interesting...... I am brewing the Kölsch out of "Beer Captured" tomorrow and it mentions no cold anything until after conditioning.
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Re: Bottling after lagering
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 08:44:19 PM »
You should let it condition at regular cellar temps or it will take forever to carb up.  No need to add yeast unless it was lagering for a very long time or it's a very strong beer.
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Re: Bottling after lagering
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 07:31:38 AM »
After reading this again...... A Kölsch is an ale, isn't it? What lagering?
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Re: Bottling after lagering
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 07:56:32 AM »
After reading this again...... A Kölsch is an ale, isn't it? What lagering?
Kölsch and Altbiers are ales, but they do usually benefit from lagering- meaning to store/condition at cold temperatures, not the yeast variety.

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Re: Bottling after lagering
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 08:03:53 AM »
OK, I'll buy that.
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