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Jan
14
answered Is it important to reach pitch temps quickly?
Jan
8
answered Why are green bottle less favoured?
Jul
22
comment Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Update: The best bottles from this batch were definitely those that were bottled and placed directly into the refrigerator and cold-conditioned over a couple months... not to say that the warmer ones from the closet weren't good, but the ones that were allowed to age in the fridge had a very clean, crisp taste to them. Note that it took much longer for them to carbonate, as expected.
Apr
17
answered Ash/ash tray off flavour
Apr
17
awarded  Scholar
Apr
17
accepted Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Apr
17
comment Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
This is actually what I ended up doing just because that thing called "life" got in the way. After sitting at a temperature that was a bit warmer than I intended for a couple days, it tasted much better. I bottled it and split it into a few batches to try different conditioning based on conflicting things I've read about lagers. I'm anxious to see where it ends up. My gravity sample sure tasted good!
Apr
9
awarded  Analytical
Apr
9
awarded  Student
Apr
9
comment Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Yes, I do bottle, and typically allow two weeks for bottle conditioning with my ales. This is my first lager, so I don't have any experience with bottle conditioning lagers. Thanks for the input.
Apr
9
awarded  Editor
Apr
9
revised Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Added the possibility of krausening.
Apr
9
asked Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Mar
28
comment About going BIAB
Yeah, that's exactly what I was doing when I was losing heat like crazy. Also, I'm aiming for 153 and starting at 165 with 3-4 gallons of water (depending on recipe factors), so from my experience I think you'd have some temp issues if you only went a few degrees above your target. That said, I've only done this in winter, and only with my equipment. Your experience may differ, but minimally I'd have a plan to insulate if necessary. The first time I insulated the pot I just used a blanket, but I like the insulation because I know it can handle the heat.
Mar
27
awarded  Supporter
Mar
26
awarded  Teacher
Mar
26
comment About going BIAB
For smaller batches, I've also set my oven at a low temperature and used that to keep the mash temp stabilized, but that only works if you can get your pot in the oven.
Mar
26
answered About going BIAB
Mar
26
awarded  Autobiographer