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Lager question

I am using a white labs German lager yeast wlp830. It says to get the fermentation started it should be 70 deg. Do I move it to a cooler location once the fermentation starts?

That’s the way to make a bad lager. Well, maybe not quite, but it’s certainly no way to make a good lager.

The way to make a good lager is to pitch plenty of yeast (twice as much as ales - four vials or a large starter) at proper temperature (46-54°F) and hold it there.

So what your saying is get it to a cooler temp fast?.. Hehehe.

Not sure where you got the 70F, but as above mentioned, 50s is better. This is cut from the WLP web site regarding 830:

WLP830 German Lager Yeast
This yeast is one of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, Pilsner, Oktoberfest, and Marzen.
Attenuation: 74-79%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 50-55°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium


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