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Old 08-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hi all I was thinking of branching out a bit and brewing some lagers but I don't have ant refrigeration equipment just yet. Has anyone had success using alternative yeasts like California common and kolsch to brew pilsners bocks and other traditionally lagered beers. Thanks again

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Old 08-17-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Yea, folks do it all the time. You just use a clean, neutral ale yeast, and ferment as cool as you can.

For example Rogue dead guy ALE, is a Maibock "styled" ale. Meaning maibocks are traditionally lagers, but in rogue's case it uses ale yeast (pacman).

And a lot of starter kits (like cooper's or brewer's best) aren't true lagers either, the grainbill is, but knowing that new brewers usually can't lager yet, use a neutral ale yeast.


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