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R. M. Zelayeta
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Username: Troglodyte

Post Number: 42
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brandon Dachel, Catt22, Tim Detman, Bill Pierce, and Chumley,

Thanks each of you for your help with my first lager. Post-diacetyl rest, and with the beer closing in on 34 F with near perfect hydrometer readings, I知 still waiting for something to go wrong.

Your advice, reassurance, and patience with dumb questions has made my first trip into the Mysterious Land of Lagers uneventful容asy, really.

Kind thanks,

rz

(Message edited by troglodyte on April 15, 2005)
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 3020
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

>>I知 still waiting for something to go wrong.

Don't let your bottling bucket fall on the kitchen floor, or leave one of the taps of your kegs open.

chumley (a graduate of the homebrewing shool of hard knocks).
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 641
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Post diacetyl rest, and with the beer closing in on 34 F with near perfect hydrometer readings, I知 still waiting for something to go wrong."

Time for you to drop the carboy.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 731
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The fridge controller could always go haywire and freeze the beer. No one has reported that one in a while.
 

Pete Mazurowski
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Username: Pete_maz

Post Number: 96
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 06:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually that just happened to me with my CAP. I set it for 32F, but the actual temp got down to somewhere around 26F and froze out about 3/4 gal water. I racked anyway, leaving that pesky water stuff behind, and haven't regretted it one bit.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1305
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 06:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I froze a rye pilsner solid once. Bottled it and believe it or not, but some little yeasties survived and carbonated it.

-Doug
 

R. M. Zelayeta
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Username: Troglodyte

Post Number: 43
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dropped carboys, open valves用edestrian stuff. I jinxed that carboy myself: think live flame and compressed 02.
 

Catt22
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Username: Catt22

Post Number: 66
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

R.M.Z.,

You're over the hump. Now comes the hard part. The Big Wait. The anxiety will likely get worse until about week 5 of lagering. I like to sample it then and see how it's coming along. If all is well, which it almost always will be, you can relax some. Lagering only requires a fridge and patience.
 

Brandon Dachel
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Username: Brandon

Post Number: 1470
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 01:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No problem!

> I froze a rye pilsner solid once. Bottled it and
> believe it or not, but some little yeasties
> survived and carbonated it.

Isn't that the truth? Now if you had needed that to happen, you realize that it wouldn't.