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Brulosopher 12-02-2012 03:43 PM

Mock Lager with WLP036?
 
I'll be brewing 2 batches today, one of which is a mock Schwartzbier (the other a standard D-Alt). Both will be fermented at about 60F with WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt yeast for 2 weeks the. Layered for another 2+ weeks. Anyone ever do this? I've wanted to try for awhile, and the beers I make using WLP029 are very lager-like. I'll be sure to keep y'all updated!

Brulosopher 12-02-2012 05:49 PM

Starting soon... still interested ;)

Brulosopher 12-03-2012 03:03 PM

Alright... well I'll consider this a personal journal ;)

I just pitched the WLP036 into both fermenters- the wort was 55F after sitting in the chamber over night. Here goes!

ufergus 01-09-2013 03:06 PM

any update?

Brulosopher 01-10-2013 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ufergus
any update?

My D-Alt and mock Schwarzbier (the lager-esque beer) are currently tapped. The Schwarz is mighty tasty and both certainly benefitted from a couple weeks cold conditioning. However, I'm more a fan of the Kolsch strain, namely WLP029, so next time that's what I'll use.

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pjj2ba 01-10-2013 01:51 PM

WLP036 is a much cleaner fermenting than WLP029 with respect to esters. I find WLP36 is better if you are looking for a more classic lager taste in a ale. That being said, I too love WLP029. I've go a beer fermenting with it right now. When I want a true lager, I use lager yeast as I have the set-up to use them. If I didn't, I'd probably use WLP036.

I should mention that I am a fan of light fizzy beers and brew a lot of them so I really appreciate what a kolsch has to offer and also appreciate the differences that can be created in pale lagers, and lager-like beers

Brulosopher 01-10-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by pjj2ba
WLP036 is a much cleaner fermenting than WLP029 with respect to esters. I find WLP36 is better if you are looking for a more classic lager taste in a ale. That being said, I too love WLP029. I've go a beer fermenting with it right now. When I want a true lager, I use lager yeast as I have the set-up to use them. If I didn't, I'd probably use WLP036.

I should mention that I am a fan of light fizzy beers and brew a lot of them so I really appreciate what a kolsch has to offer and also appreciate the differences that can be created in pale lagers, and lager-like beers

I use 029 a lot and I have to disagree- fermenting cool, I perceive 029 to be much cleaner than 036.

ufergus 01-10-2013 06:42 PM

Thanks for the update. Does 036 throw any sulfur smell?

daksin 01-11-2013 12:01 AM

Cool- hit us with some recipes!

Brulosopher 01-11-2013 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ufergus
Thanks for the update. Does 036 throw any sulfur smell?

None whatsoever.


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