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Old 03-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #21
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This might actually come together well.

I replaced the battery in my cellar thermometer. It's still in the low 40s in there. Looking at the weather forecast, Sunday's weather should be really nice. Looking at the extended forecast, I should have consistent mid-40F temperatures through fermentation.

By the time the ferment is over, I should be able to pick up a cheap used fridge for lagering it. Or at the worst, I'll commandeer the fridge in my wife's shop for a month. After all, it was my lagering fridge first.

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #22
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I have tried and I think WLP029 works best for....Kolsch. It seems to add fruitiness and crispness to a bock style that I found off putting. However, I have found that wyeast 1007 fermented at 55-60 degrees could easily be mistaken for lager.
I second the suggestion for 1007. It's a beast, ans super clean fermented low.
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update.

temps kept mostly in the very low 60s, it got up to 65° at height of fermentation, but then settled back down to low 60s again.

fermented for 3 weeks. 3 days before bottling brought it out to heated part of basement, bringing it up to 70°. night before bottling, I left it outside overnight temps down to 38°. racked and bottled. LHBS was out of corn sugar, so I had to use DME for priming.

3 weeks in bottles at 70°. put 2 bottles in fridge for 2 days and almost no carbonation, no head retention. not very clean, not clear, certainly not crisp. tastes OK, but a little bit of alcohol burn.

will put the rest into the fridge tonight and try in another week

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UPDATE

submitted to brew club competition under BJCP category 5A. Maibock/Helles Bock

out of 6 beers (2 Maibock, 1 Traditional Bock, 2 Doppelbocks & 1 Eisbock) I did not finish in top 3, but got many good comments, like "better than the calibration" which was a Gordon Biersch Maibock. brewer of the other Maibock also said he thought mine was better than his

dinged mostly on clarity and alcohol burn.

no one caught on that it was actually an ale

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