I really wasn't ready to do a lager, but I wanted to do a Bock, so I requested California Lager yeast. My supplier failed to make the substitution and sent me home with Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager. I was snowed in and the temperature in my garage would be around 40°-50° for a couple weeks, so I decided to roll with it. After two weeks of fermentation at 42-48°F, it started getting warmer (~52°F). After about 2 days at that temp I decided to take a gravity reading, and found that I was sitting at 1.015. I tasted it and it wasn't too bad, but there was a hint of diacetyl (totally drinkable in my mind). I gave a sample to my wife and asked her to describe the taste...
Wife: "Tastes like a hamburger"
Me: "A hamburger?"
Wife: "Yeah, like a Sonic hamburger."
Me: "Like, buttery?"
Wife: "Yeah, like a buttery hamburger."
I saw here that it said this yeast benefits "from diacetyl rest at 58°F (14°C) for 24 hours after fermentation is complete". Great, I thought, my fermentation is complete, so I'll bring it up to 58 and let it sit for a day and see if that helps. It's been about 12 hours, but I'm a little nervous that the warmer temp will make the problem worse, and I've been reading that I should've done a d-rest much sooner.
What should I do in this scenario? Wait another 12 hours and bottle? 12 hours then lager in the fridge? Bottle then condition in the fridge? Cool the fermenter back down?
I've also looked at krausening, but that seems like a lot of effort on what may be a tight timeline. Any thoughts on that?