My first lager

Hello again everybody.

I brewed my first ever lager on Sunday and I am a tad concerned at the lack of fermentation activity that I am seeing. There is some krausen and it is bubbling every 5 seconds, so maybe it is ok, I am just used to ales and a ton of activity after 3 days.

I did use a yeast starter on this one and it was my first time, so there is a possibility that I did not do it right and the yeast is not as strong as it should be.

So, I guess my main question is this - - is it normal for a lager (which is in my freezer at 49 degrees) to ferment slower like this? The yeast that I am using is the Wyeast #2206 Bavarian Lager yeast.

Thank you for help in advance.


yes, lagers ferment slower, you will see less activity and less krausen.

Absolutely, much slower and less active. You are fine