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Offline bluedog

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Diacetyl rest - how long is too long?
« on: April 29, 2011, 04:52:22 PM »
Diacetyl rest - how long is too long? I have a lager that is resting at 66F in the primary on the original yeast. I have another one using my lager fridge for primary right now. How long can I let the first one sit at room temp?

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Re: Diacetyl rest - how long is too long?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 04:54:17 PM »
It's really just a question of how long you want it sitting on the yeast.  2-3 weeks after what I'm assuming is a primary of 1-2 weeks shouldn't hurt anything.
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Re: Diacetyl rest - how long is too long?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 05:22:43 AM »
I've gone a week at 60 or so and it wasn't a problem.
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