Biere De Garde recipes seem to generally recommend a period of 4 to 6 weeks of cold storage, essentially lagering. My brewing experience consists solely of fermenting ales, so this is somewhat foreign to me.
There is one mention in "Farmhouse Ales" (p. 46) of "...garding on the lees," but every other mention of garding does not mention the lees or yeast, so I'm a little unclear on whether or not it's a good idea to do that.
Should I rack to secondary and chill that, or should I just put the whole primary fermentor into the refrigerator for the time recommended?
Edit: To clarify: I'm actually trying to find out whether or not to store the beer on the primary yeast cake during the initial cold storage period (pre carbonation). Will the yeast autolyse at refrigerator temperatures (32-38F)? If so, are autolysis flavors appropriate for a BDG?