Wyeast CAl Lager 2112

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actionjackson905
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Wyeast CAl Lager 2112

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This is my first time using a lager yeast, pitched it on Friday/Sat morning at about 3am at about 70 deg, and have maintained that temp, without any movement up to now (Tues Sept 8 10:30 am).

Q1: Should I be more patient?
Q2: Should I drop the temp to the bottom end of the range (65)?
Q3: Can I re aerate the wort to get it going, or should I?

I will have room in my chamber tonight when I will remove an ale and be able to drop the chamber temp down for lagering.


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Re: Wyeast CAl Lager 2112

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Yes, be patient. My lager took 31 hours just to see a little bit of activity.
Wyeast says the range is 58F to 68 F. So 65F would be good.
Did you aerate the wort before adding the yeast? Did you make a starter?

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Re: Wyeast CAl Lager 2112

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Yes, Aerated.

I had realized that I made a couple of errors.

1. The temps on the bag refer to the pitch temps, not the frem temps.
2. The yeast and activator are in one bag, and you squeeze the bag to break the internal bladder to release one into the other, then let sit for 3 hrs. I may not have let it sit long enough.
3. Don't brew until 3am with neighbors keeping you company, this causes lack of focus and inability to read directions and instructions. ;-P

I dropped the temps down slowly starting at the top of the recommended ferm temp range (as recommended by Wyeast on their site).

Fermentation started some 90 hours after pitching, then I got the batch moved into newly rigged ferm chamber/fridge and stabilized the temps. all looks good now, so ill give it a few extra days in primary before moving to secondary and cold crash age for another 30 days.

If I can remember, ill post a pic of the finished product!


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