Bottle Condition Lager Temp

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Bottle Condition Lager Temp

Postby dljones33 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:30 am

I am about to bottle my first lager beer. I am just wondering what temp I need to store the bottles at in order for the carbonation to take. So far, it has spent 2 weeks in the primary and 3 weeks in the secondary at around 50 degrees so far.

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Postby fire4life » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:27 pm

My lager that i make is kept in the living room closet and I generally keep my house at 69 degrees and the carbonation was fine when i cracked my first one three weeks after being in the bottle/...
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Postby dljones33 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:02 pm

Mine is in the closet at the moment. It spent 3 weeks in the secondary, tasted pretty smooth when I bottled it. I was just concerned that room temp conditioning would introduce off flavors. It has been a week now, so I guess the damage (if any) is already done. We shall see.
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Postby Bender » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:54 am

the colder the better and the longer the better. I've had mine at 52-55F and just tapped the keg the other day :D :D after a month now it will condition in the keg for another
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Postby jedihoptrick » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:22 pm

Anywhere w/in the recommended temp. range for the particular yeast strain you are using.
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Postby Suthrncomfrt1884 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:09 pm

My rule of thumb has always been to condition my beer at or around the same temps that I fermented at.
Primary - Belgian Dubbel, Belgian IPA
Secondary - Cherry Lambic
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