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Old 06-20-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default First steam style beer

I have never brewed with a lager yeast ,, and was wondering how long i should leave this batch in the primary, secondary and bottles. The white labs san-fran yeast is fermenting at 69 deg in its first week in the primary right now. Anybody familiar with this?

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Old 06-20-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Default First steam style beer

I have never brewed with a lager yeast ,, and was wondering how long i should leave this batch in the primary, secondary and bottles. The white labs san-fran yeast is fermenting at 69 deg in its first week in the primary right now. Anybody familiar with this?

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Old 06-20-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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I do it the same as any other ale style. One week in primary, one week in secondary, and plenty of time in the keg.

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Old 06-20-2007, 04:41 PM   #4
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Ferment times should be about the same, it is the temps and the lagering where things get alot different.

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:21 PM   #5
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Yes, I'm familiar with that yeast strain. I brewed my Steam Beer last Saturday and it is fermenting pretty strongly right now. It's the second go round for this recipe.

This strain can handle warmer temps for a lager and, therefore, ferments out quicker than most lagers. Still, I found that if you ferment at cooler temps in the mid-50s, it will run ~2-3 weeks in primary, then another couple weeks in secondary.

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Old 06-20-2007, 06:54 PM   #6
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I am in the preliminary planning stages for a steam beer (will probably brew it sometime in the fall so I can get the right temps without too much fuss) so I'd be interested to hear any thoughts people have on the style, not just ferment times.

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