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Old 05-17-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default When to replace ale yeast for lager yeast?

Can I use Coopers dry ale yeast for a light honey lager (OG 1.048-1.052) brew? I am currently planning on a Cal. lager yeast but the starter is on the old side (9 days in frig) and I'm worried they might not ferment.

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Old 05-17-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yeah, you can, but it obviously won't be a lager. It'll be an ale, and will still be good beer, but you should ferment it at ale temps (64-70 F) instead of at the cooler lager temps.

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Old 05-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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2.5#honey
3.5# extra light DME
1.5 oz. Cascade pellets (boiling)
.5 oz Cascade pellets flavor
1# smoke malt

An ale?

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It's the yeast and corresponding fermentation temps/procedures that determine if your beer is an ale or a lager.

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