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In general, you need to start preparing for temp controlled fermentation as well as good yeast management practices. That includes starters and learning to pitch more yeast that you would for a normal ale. A good alternative to lager brewing is to start with styles like Kolsch or American Cream Ale. These beers usually are light in color and flavor and ...


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Thanks for clarification in the comments. The upshot is: fermentation temps externally are 16-17c, although instructions say 20-25c hop pellets were added at day 10 to the fermentor Firstly, this isn't a true lager kit that you have. Lager is made with a different species of yeast compared to Ales, one that ferments typically in the 5-12°C range, ...


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I am going to make an assumption that the word lager on your hop sachet meant in the sense of storing for a period of time, like the German word that "lager" is derived from. I refer to that as dry hopping. So, you think you've added your dry hops a little too early. There probably wont be a huge problem with your beer. If your fermentation was almost done, ...



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