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Bottling a Lager ?

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ndcube:
Is it better to bottle something that has been lagered / cold conditioned while it's still cold or to let it warm up first?

a10t2:
The sugar will be more soluble at higher temperatures, but I don't think there would be any practical difference.

ndcube:
I guess I was just thinking that whatever came out of suspension while cold (acids, yeast, whatever) might resuspend when warmed up.  I guess as long as your carefule not to disturb the sediment then it will be ok.

Kaiser:

--- Quote from: ndcube on November 27, 2009, 01:31:38 PM ---I guess I was just thinking that whatever came out of suspension while cold (acids, yeast, whatever) might resuspend when warmed up.  I guess as long as your carefule not to disturb the sediment then it will be ok.

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Some of it will be redissolved. I'd just rack it off the sediment into the botling bucket while it is cold and then add priming sugar and some rehydrated dry yeast. You'll have to boil the priming sugar anyway which dissolves it. And the yeast will survive the cold shock. Especially since you'll be storing the bottles warm for conditioning.

Kai

bluesman:
As has been said...you might as well just slowly warm it up and then rack into priming bucket with sugar and yeast if necessary because you have to warm it up anyway.

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