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My cupboard is at a constant temperature of 16-18c for my lager is this good or bad?

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Comment by Sam DT on March 3, 2016 at 9:37pm

For a true lager you want to be down around 10-12 degrees but for a NZ Pils style (brewed with an ale yeast like US05 or M44 16-18 degrees would work well. A caveat would be that when you're at peak fermentation your fermentor will be running about 4C above ambient so that would take you up to potentially 22 degrees which is getting a bit too warm - if you have a tub of cooler water you can sit it in it might help moderate the temperature - google swamp cooler.

Comment by Kyle Ostermeyer on March 3, 2016 at 9:42pm
So I'm all good?
Comment by Cain Harland on March 3, 2016 at 10:26pm

Check the pack it will have optimal temp for the yeast. And if your buying as Sam says you will get better results with a clean ale yeast at the right temp than a lager yeast thats too hot.


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