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Nov 16th, 2010 at 3:12pm

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My friend and i purchased an american lager 5 gallon kit from  northern brewers.
nice looking kit.

lager beer seems to be a pain to brew-- 2 stage cold fermenting. yikes. good thing i have a third refer and a special remote thermostat for it.
it will take 2  months  before it is ready  to taste from the bottle.

then the instructions say  not to disturb the sediment in the  bottle at drinking time.

doesnt sound too apealing. im not a  beer drinker any way but it will be  nice to have some for st pattys day.
 

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Reply #1 - Nov 16th, 2010 at 10:20pm

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They pretty much brewed the same way it's just the cold fermenting that's a PITA. Temperatures are fairly critical. Not as bad as cheese though. If you have a spare fridge and controler your all set! Northern Brewer has some nice kits and pretty fair prices too.
 

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Reply #2 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 12:33pm

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The lager beer is down to jusyt a bit over 1 SG. it should be ready to lager the pemperature in a fer  more days.
 

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Reply #3 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 6:46pm

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That will be good. I only did larger a few times but it's a PITA becuase I only had one fridge my kegs fit in and I use that eveyday.
 

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Smokers:
ECB -The Brinkman All-In-One Bullet type Water smoker
Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 Inch propane smoker(aka -Black Beauty)                      
SunJoy horizontal with side firebox and installed propane grills for grilling or smoking
River Grille - Black Ceramic Egg                  
Smoke preference: Charcoal , Hickory, Apple, Cherry and pecan mix.

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Reply #4 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 6:13am

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We had  no idea what we were getting into. i was fortunate that in the past couple of years, my friends had  given me 2 spare refrigerators and i have the ranco control to control the temperature.
 

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Reply #5 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 9:46pm

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That helps. Fermenting a lage can be tricky. You have three different temperatures to mantain for a good log period of time. Something like 45 degrees for a month, then 40 degrees for 2 months then 35 degrees for another 2 months.  That's a pretty long fermentation cycle. I really like the Bavarian Lager yeast - I forget who makes it. Nice smooth malty German lager. I often used a dry lager yeast that came in tiny packets for like $1 to make ales. Very nice yeast that seemed to work well for anything and cheap. Can't remember the name safe.. something. Austrialian I think.
 

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Smokers:
ECB -The Brinkman All-In-One Bullet type Water smoker
Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 Inch propane smoker(aka -Black Beauty)                      
SunJoy horizontal with side firebox and installed propane grills for grilling or smoking
River Grille - Black Ceramic Egg                  
Smoke preference: Charcoal , Hickory, Apple, Cherry and pecan mix.

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Reply #6 - Dec 10th, 2010 at 6:42am

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To me
Beer is the yellow fizzy stuff that you have one glass of per year  with a corned beef sandwich on St Pattys day.
   This stuff will have to be very  tasty in order for me to go through the fermentation ritual again.

Just in case, i just  ordered a  book on lager beer making
  AND
a book on making british ales. I also  increased  my  additive inventory to include  burton water salts.

Angry All this insanity is Deb  Jacobs fault with all her screwy hobbies Angry

  CheesyBUT ITS SO ENJOYABLE Grin
 

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Reply #7 - Dec 10th, 2010 at 9:46am

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Funny thing is I never even liked beer when I started brewing! I just did it because my Grandmother used to make beer and wine and I was curious about the process. It sbetter fresh when you make your own. I discovered most of the beers people claim to like are just nasty! Bud Lite for example - gives me the scudders but a nice malty German styled beer I like. Beer like food is not hard to get takers on!

There's a good magezine called "All ABout Beer" I got some good ideas from. The have a website too.

Irish moss is good for clairifying too.
 

Debi (aka Mom)
Smokers:
ECB -The Brinkman All-In-One Bullet type Water smoker
Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 Inch propane smoker(aka -Black Beauty)                      
SunJoy horizontal with side firebox and installed propane grills for grilling or smoking
River Grille - Black Ceramic Egg                  
Smoke preference: Charcoal , Hickory, Apple, Cherry and pecan mix.

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