Category: Lagers

Experiments, Lagers

Experiment: “Fast” vs “Traditional” Lager Schedule

Overview Lagers are known for their clean, crisp character with little to no esthers. For hundreds of years, brewers have been fermenting these lager yeasts at lower temperatures than their ale counterparts. But lately, both commercial and home brewers have been questioning this “long and cold” lager fermentation dogma. I recently brewed a split batch …

Brew Day, Competition Beers, Lagers

I Brewed My First Helles….and It’s For NHC!

I’ve been brewing for about a year and a year and a half and I think it’s time to send a few beers to the National Homebrew Competition. This competition is held every year and people from all over the world submit their homebrewed beer, cider and mead to be evaluated in multiple rounds of …

Brew Day, Lagers

Vienna Lager Brew Day: Semi Short-and-Shoddy

As soon as I finished my fermentation chamber, I knew that I HAD to brew a lager. My WiFi temperature controller project is also up and running! I’ve kept away from lagers simply because I haven’t had a place to ferment them cool. And with my job I’m not really around enough to babysit the …