I would love to try brewing some lagers, I just got a kegerator so I now have some more temp control on the cool side. My question is can I use my kegerator to do both stages of fermenting a lager along side my ales that are tapped? Will it be okay for the ales to be a little on the warm side during the first stage of lager fermenting at 45-55 degrees? And then will they be okay at a cooler than normal temp for ales during the lagering phase?
Do I really need 2 totally separate fridges for serving ales and fermenting lagers or is there any way to do this in 1 fridge? Has anyone else had any experience with this?