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Old 01-03-2008, 07:19 PM   #11
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I was advised by LHBS to always use a starter, as it gives the yeast a good head start, but more importantly, it gives you peace of mind that the yeast is definitely going to activate and work.

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Old 01-03-2008, 08:48 PM   #12
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On other point to note about lagers (not that I'm an expert or anything) is that because the fermentation temperatures are much cooler than for ales you absolutely need a starter for your yeast.
that's what I was responding to.

Obviously you don't need a starter.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:57 AM   #13
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brew a light american lager, bottle it in clear bottles and let it sit on the sun for a couple of hours to get hat skunk taste. that's all you need amigo.

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:58 PM   #14
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Summer is upon us here in Aus, and I am brewing some things to drink in 6-8 weeks I wish I had longer to let it age, but I am not all that patient, and I will be drinking this type of beer in that time period, so it might as well be mine, even if it is young, it will be better than Corona.

I plan to brew a few of these in the later months of winter next year, so I have aged summer beers in summer, and aged winter beers in winter.

I am using a Cooper's extract, as I am not into Grain brewing yet.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to best brew one of these type of beer? Or should I just follow the directions on the kit and wait it out?
If you are looking for that funky skunky nose on your beer like Corona and something that won't take a lot of time use one of Cooper's Bavarian Lager kits. It will make the house smell like poo while it is fermenting, but actually turns out to be a nice lager/ale for a canned cold mix kit. I tried a couple of glasses of some that the guys at the lhbs supply made last year and made a batch myself. The OL and my daughter drank it all in 1 week.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:05 PM   #15
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what about a light hefe like a SA Summer? I know most of the people in my hometown dig SA over corona as the light beer? I know its not mexican but it would allow you to forego the lagering stage you would need for Dos Equis or Corona..

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:45 PM   #16
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I have to give a +1 on the hefeweizen for a lighter summer beer. Great and refreshing during hot summer days. A simple American Wheat would do the trick too. Then you won't have to deal with lagering (unless you're capable, I'm not ).

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:42 PM   #17
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I have to give a +1 on the hefeweizen for a lighter summer beer. Great and refreshing during hot summer days. A simple American Wheat would do the trick too. Then you won't have to deal with lagering (unless you're capable, I'm not ).
I figured you guys up there would only be doing lagers this time of year, being that it's what, 8-10* F.
Its been 65-70 here in SoCal and I have had to keep my fermenting beers in the ice water bath.
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I figured you guys up there would only be doing lagers this time of year, being that it's what, 8-10* F.
Its been 65-70 here in SoCal and I have had to keep my fermenting beers in the ice water bath.
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Yeah, you won't catch me brewing a hefe in the dead of winter. Only thing I have rolling is a high ABV cyser and this monster 8-8-8 RIS. Once I get myself a modded cooler or fridge for lagering I'll have the schwarzbiers and marzens flowing for sure.

And actually, if you account for windchill.....it's -9*F right now.
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