Forgot to lager my lager

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  1. raiderrob67

    raiderrob67 New Member

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    Hey all, I just bottled a batch of Mexican Cerveza and then I found out I should have transferred to a secondary and laagered it. I used the SF Lager yeast and fermented for 14 days at 61F. the sample I took tasted great, no apple or butter flavors. did I screw this up? am I going to end up with bottle bombs due to so much yeast still in suspension or am I just not going to get good beer?
     
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    What was your final gravity?
     
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    if possible you can always cold crash in a fridge or freezer just above freezing to drop the yeast down, if it taste good it should be fine although I like 50 for lagering
     
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    If it tasted good when you pulled your sample, you're okay. You can still lager it - if your fermentation temps were low enough (in the 50's), you shouldn't get an estery beer and the warmer fermentation temps should take care of the diacetyl.
     
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    after its carbonated, leave the bottles in the fridge for a few weeks. it will lager each bottle individually instead of all the beer at once.

    San Fran lager yeast doesn't absolutely need a lager period, but the beer won't be as clean as most lagers, but a little more ale like. should still taste good though.
     

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