I'm quite new to homebrewing (in fact, I only finished batch #2 last week) but looking to test out a few new types of drink. I'm planning on starting a batch of Pilsner in a few weeks, for this I will be using a Muntons Connoisseur Pilsner kit (not export pilsner).
I've read through the instructions, which state that primary fermentation will be 4-6 days (or below 1008), at which point bottling should take place (I've opted for bottles instead of a barrel this time round)
I'm a little confused now. I've done a little research online (although a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing) and it seems that other people who've made pilsners have taken much longer (in on case I think 3 or 4 weeks).
The impression I got was that not only does the yeast for a lager/pilsner work slowly (because of the lower temperatures involved and the nature of the yeast used) but it also needs "lagering" for some time at a low temperature (the instructions on the kit suggest 2 weeks after bottling or transferring to the barrel). Also, the fact that I'm told to leave the fermenter in a warm place does go against my understanding of how a lager/pilsner is supposed to be produced.
So far I have only made ales (one batch in a barrel, the other in bottles) so I'm in uncharted territory. Can anyone let me know if I'm worrying about nothing or whether I should deviate from the kit instructions?