Lager

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Roy
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Lager

Post by Roy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi all,

If I were to brew a lager kit, I gather that lagering is a process carried out in the cold. Are there any kits, yeasts or recipes recommended by forum users that I could have a stab at? I'd be looking to chuck it in my garage to keep it cool.

Thanks, Martin
Fermenting:
Youngs Definitive Lager with Saaz Hops & Golden Syrup
TC with Damson Jam
Hoegaarden Clone [Clonegaarden] Black Rock 'Whispering Wheat' with EKG, Saaz, Coriander and Orange Zest

Conditioning:
EDME Superbrew IPA with 1kg Light Spraymalt [Horse Brew]
'Jimw86' Out of date Bitter kit with 1kg Medium Spraymalt, Honey and Cascade Hops [Hoppy Hour]
'Jimw86' Out of date Bitter kit with EKG and Honey [Flat Warmer]

Planning:


Drinking: St. Austell Tribute, Clouded Yellow and Smugglers

MTW
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Re: Lager

Post by MTW » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:09 pm

I've used Saflager 34/70 in all grain to excellent effect.

Can you control the primary fermentation temperature at lager strain range, say 10-13C? If so, then I will recommend that yeast. Bring it up warm for a couple of days 'diacetyl rest' late on in fermentation before lagering. A couple of properly rehydrated sachets into 20-odd litres of normalish strength lager fermented cool. If not, then I know people have done decent ale-temp lagers with US-05 and other 'clean' ale strains.

A dry hop with some Saaz would probably give the kit a lift.
Busy in the Summer House Brewery

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