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PostModern

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I've got a Steam(ish) beer at the end of primary. Brewed with a lager yeast at 16C for two weeks now and it's done.

I just have some questions about the best way to finish it. I read that traditionally it was primed in the cask with krausening wort. No probs, I'll do that in a keg. But once it's had time to carbonate, should I burp it and lager, or just put it in the fridge and let it lager fully gassed? Does it need to lager at all? I don't think I'll need a diacetyl rest, as it's brewed quite warm anyway, and there is no taste of diacetyl.

Advice on where to go from here appreciated.
 

warrenlw63

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PM,

I'd treat it like an ale. Lagering is a luxury but not necessary. It's also OK to lager it fully-carbonated.

Did you use Northern Brewer hops?

Warren -
 

PostModern

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Thanks Warren.

I bittered with NB, and a good whack of them with 15 mins to go but I chucked in tett for aroma (hence the "ish"). It's also a little high in OG... but the intent is there. Just a Steam adjusted to my tastes.

I have a couple brews ahead of it, so it might get a couple weeks' lagering just by waiting its turn for a tap.
 

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