I decided to try out the “limited edition” El Modelo de Mayo, based on NB’s advertisements that they tweaked the recipe so that it could be brewed as an ale.
Nonetheless, the instructions for the kit recommend 2-3 weeks of lagering. I’ve been brewing for a decade, but I am not set up for cold conditioning (I prefer ales, and don’t have the space).
Anyone out there have any thoughts of suggestions? The Bohemian Lager Yeast (two Wyeast smack packs) has the added bonus of working with yeast nutrients, and I gave it a healthy dose of diffused O2 before sealing. Very active fermentation at 64-ish degrees… I’m happy to have used a blow off tube.
Admittedly, I should have read the instructions and asked before buying, but NB has always done well by me and it has been years since I’ve received conflicting information like this from them.
Thanks in advance!