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Brewing Lagers for a Beginner

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Colin Oakes Toronto, Ontario asks,
Q

I’m relatively new to homebrewing and want to try to brew a lager but I have been scared away by the temperature requirements. Without spending a lot, what are my best and simplest options?

A
One of the keys to brewing great lager beers, really, is keeping the fermentation temperature cool. There is no way to sugar-coat the importance of this fact. Lager beers that are fermented
Response by Ashton Lewis.