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Bavarian Dunkel Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

Bavarian Dunkel Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

Product Review (submitted on August 2, 2012):
Wish the actual name were listed as "Bavarian Dunkel LAGER"; I wasn't prepared to provide the necessary colder temps in August. My wort chiller could only get it down to 64F, because it was coming out of the Northern Michigan ground (city water, not well) at 62F today. Luckily I have a basement, but w/ Summer 2012 temps, even my basement isn't the desired 46-56F... that wouldn't be possible until Winter.

I suspect it will taste great - the hydrometer sample tasted good (only 1.048 vs. predicted 1.052), but maybe will end up more like an ale at these fermentation temps? Also, I didn't notice any special instructions on the NB Yeast starter FAQ about making the Wyeast lager starter at lower temps - I suspect that should also be done eh?