Lager Temperature Ranges

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Lager Temperature Ranges

Postby Alarmguy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:31 pm

I have a Wyeast Budvar I was considering pitching. My room/garage is running 61deg F in the day and 54deg F at night. The range for the Budvar is 48 to 58deg F. Will the yeast work or should I get another like the American Lager that has a larger temperature range?
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Re: Lager Temperature Ranges

Postby Denny » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:37 am

The temp ranges given for most yeast are very misleading. In general, you will be best served to ferment at of a bit below the low end given. In general, stay far away from the high end.
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Re: Lager Temperature Ranges

Postby faari » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:37 am

I usually wait at least 10 days, then take a hydrometer reading, wait 2 more days and take another hydrometer reading. If both readings are the same, then you are ready to bottle. If the second one is lower than the first, then your fermentation is still active and you should wait another 2 days and test again.
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