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Old 05-08-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone ever tried a batch of beer using both ale and lager yeasts?

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Old 05-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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Do you mean using both yeasts in the same fermenter, or splitting the batch into two fermenters, using ale in one and lager in the other?

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Has anyone ever brewed a batch of beer using both Ale and Lager yeasts

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Cooper's upscale kits has some that use a hybrid yeast like that. Some that have tried them say it works pretty good. I'm trying to remember which kits used it. Thomas Cooper's selection I think?...They're said to be better than the OS kits.
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By the way, OP, don't post the same question in more than one forum. If you asked in the wrong forum, ask a moderator to move for you instead of posting it again in another forum. New one here.

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I'm trying to remember which kits used it. Thomas Cooper's selection I think?...They're said to be better than the OS kits.
All their Premium Selection series (Heritage Lager, Traditional Draught, Australian Bitter....) come with a blend of ale/lager yeast. Their Australian Pale Ale and Mexican Cerveza also come with it.

I believe Wyeast or White Labs has a lager/ale blend for cream ales.
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One wort with both yeasts. Maybe it would increase the attenuation.

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Would you ferment this blend like an ale?

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