how soon can I begin lagering?

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how soon can I begin lagering?

Postby longhorns » Wed Sep 05, 2001 8:10 am

I am living in a hot area, and have plenty of space in my refrigerator. How soon can I put my batch in the refrigerator (40 degrees)? Can I put it in when fermentation begins?
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Postby KBrau » Fri Sep 07, 2001 8:36 am

I don't think it is a good idea. 40 degrees is too cold and will probably end your fermentation before it starts. A better temperature for primary fermentation is 50-55 degrees. If you want to lager in your fridge, invest in a temp controller that enables you to have the fridge at warmer temps. They run about $50 a piece but are one of the best investments if you are serious about lagering.
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