All the recent discussion of lagers has given me a thirst to make a true lager, so I’m going to give it a try this coming weekend. The last lager-ish beer I made was a Kolsch, so I’m stepping into some unfamiliar territory.
Using the Brewer’s Friend calculator, for 5-gallons of 1.06 wort, it’s predicting I need 419B cells with the pro brewer 1.5 setting. I’ve ordered 2 packets of W34/70 yeast, so I’m assuming I’ll have 400B cells after rehydrating.
Should I be using the 1.75 or 2.0 setting for this? How much of an underpitch would this be?