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How do commercial breweries lager so quickly?

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Q

Lagers should age for at least two months; we all know that. In commercial breweries and microbreweries, however, they take hardly any time for lagering or aging. Do they use enzymes or what?

A
Commercial brewers determine the length of their lagering period by defining what they want to accomplish during lagering. Most of the changes that occur during lagering do not require two months or
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