BNottling a Pilsner?

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  1. Tokki

    Tokki New Member

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    Hi All,

    First time to doing a Pilsner. Primary fermentation at 45 degrees for two weeks, 24 hours at room, then 6 weeks at 37 degrees. My question...do I pull out and let go to room temp for 24 hours, place in bottling bucket with priming sugar, bottle, then allow to carbonate at ~ 68 for 10 days (or shorter...I'm impatient) or do I pull it out of the fridge and go for it? Thanks all! It went into secondary with a very nice taste. Don't want to blow it now.

    Brian
     
  2. Tokki

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    Gosh I sound like a hick...Bottling a Pilsner... for Pete's sake! :)
     
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    I just pull my lagers out of the secondary and immediately bottle them. From there, they are stored at room temperature until carbonated. That process works fine for me.
     
  4. Tokki

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    Thank you! Kind of what I thought; just want to reduce any variables and avoid brewer errors. :shock:
     
  5. EbonHawk

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    That's my plan as well. Going to take a sample here shortly and see if I deem it ready, then I'm going to bottle straight from the cooler.

    And what's wrong with bottling a pilsner? I'm doing roughly half and half... 5 gal kegged to drink right away, 6 gal bottled for long-term storage.
     
  6. Nosybear

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    I bottle everything. That way I can drink more different beers at a time and the shelf life of bottle-conditioned beer is longer.
     
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    Isn't that just a fancy way to say you don't have a kegging system?
     
  8. sbaclimber

    sbaclimber Well-Known Member

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    Well....that would be how I say it. :lol: :roll:
     
  9. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    although I absolutely hate bottling, or even drinking from them but there is a plus side to it, I drink more from my tap and glass than I ever did using bottles, it seems to be a good way to control drinking too much too fast :oops:
     
  10. Nosybear

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    How about as follows: I'm putting my money into something that actually improves my beer quality.... Really I have no desire to keg, limits my choices when I go to the basement to get a beer.
     

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