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Old 03-02-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default In a pinch... substitute lager yeast for ale yeast?

I'm in a pinch where I need to use a dry lager yeast on an IPA recipe. Is there any real problems with this?

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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An IPL sounds delicious to me.

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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Not in my opinion

It will be a very clean IPA provided you follow typical lager fermentation procedure.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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No, IPAs generally don't get their key characteristics from the yeast.

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