Lagers are an oft-derided style, and yet they’re one of the hardest to produce. Lagers are designed to be clean tasting, which means any faults in the beer will be exposed. On top of this, specific temperatures are often needed and there are greater aging requirements vs an ale. In our mind its worth all the hard work, a well-made lager can be absolutely refreshing. This is our method to produce a nice, clean tasting lager. This guide also applies to Pilsners.
It’s very important to get a boiling wort chilled down to a fermentable temperature quickly. It is also something that can take a lot of time. Here are a few techniques to make this process work a little better than staring at the pot yelling “chill! Chill! CHILL!”