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I'm now brewing the Belgian Lager.

It has dropped into fermentation mode and is currently running at 12 degrees. My last brew, American Pale Ale, went at 18 degrees.

this seems like a large discrepancy, is it correct?

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Yeah that is correct. Lagers are brewed at a bit lower temperature than Ales.

If you started the brew by selecting and starting the BrewPrint from the app then it should have all the correct settings.

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That's ok Pursya, that's what this forum is for.

Hope the Belgian Lager turns out nice, I have one which I am planning on brewing sometime soon.

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Fixed typo

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Yeah fermentation temperature is selected based on the type of yeast that is being used.  Lager yeasts like it colder around 12, while ale yeasts like it warmer typically 16 - 18.  Then there is Saison yeast which loves even QLD summer ambient room temps, that's what has been going into my non-droid fermenters lately. 

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Have put the his one in the droid 16/7/19, if anything like the Bavarian Lager then I’ll be happy. Will report in due cause.

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Found a sneaky bottle of this lumped in with the US Chiller box*, probably 12 weeks secondary.

 

Tasting notes : ryhmes with "bucking filliant". Summer on the porch, this on tap, some crackers and a few cheeses...wouldn't get any better unless your parents in law turned up and said "can we take the kids for the weekend?"

 

* Always stick a bottle of beer into another box to give yourself a chance to see what it is like a few weeks down the track

 

 

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Keg this today (27/7/19) so 11 day ferment. Dry hopped 5 days ago. Will report when being consumed and crackers and cheese just sounds great Rob. Put down my second Highlands IPA.

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What a ripper this one is. Smooth, crisp, easy drinking. Slight hop herbal finish, subtle malt in the taste. Will be in my top 10 of brews.AC96DAE2-7A4B-46E3-844D-51261FB3B2D0.thumb.jpeg.71646c51cf2bb1095fc6814375bda76f.jpeg4442850E-3621-4833-8B53-F4D5A0044605.thumb.jpeg.b5427e81e2974b043d34fa309a9125ce.jpeg

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Yep, this is one of those few that actually drinks well after the bare amount of secondary but just keeps getting better. The Aussie Premium was my third brew and the first to make me go " yeah Ok this is better than what I had brewed before and sits with what I can buy" but the Belgian Lager was the 4th and I was very happy, I knew I could make beer better than what I was buying. I snuck a couple bottles of it out to 8 weeks and I was really stoked.

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Bugger, the 10l is gone. Have to brew again as soon as a droid is available (😛). Onto a nice fresh Highland IPA, another goodie.

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