I did JZ Schwarzbier on Tuesday night and pitched an appropriate starter of 830. I followed your fermentation schedule all the way so far. It is now Sunday and my fermentation is finishing. My krausen has fallen and the beer is starting to clear. I am a bit freaked out by this. It seems to be fermenting more like an ale than a lager. I will continue to follow the regimen the rest of the way, but do I need to be rousing the fermentor since it is starting to clear? Is this what your lagers do when you follow that fermentation line up?
My Dortmunder Export (1.050) takes two weeks from flame to glass. I raise the temperature in response to the level of fermentation I see in the blow-off. A typical regimen would be 50F for about three days, 52F for another two days, 55F for two days, 60F for two days, 70F for 3 days. Then I rack and crash on day 12, filter and carbonate on day 14. I use WLP833.