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Old 01-08-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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How much will it change the flavor if I use ale yeast instead of lager yeast.Because I can't do the cold fermentation right now.

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Old 01-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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It'll change it pretty significantly. The ale yeast and warmer fermentation will cause some esters to form, and it won't be the clean, crisp profile of a lager.

Still, it can be very good! If you choose a "clean" ale yeast and ferment it at the coolest end of the optimal range, it'll be a good lager mimic. I'd use something like wlp001, wyeast 1056, (liquids) or s-05 for dry. Use a big starter for the liquid yeast strains, so you don't start out with stressed yeast, and ferment at 60-65 degrees at the most if you can. That should give you a lager-ish ale.

What is the recipe?

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A St Pauli Girl Dark clone.

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Try California Lager, WYEAST 2112. It's tolerant up to 70..ish. Maybe high 60's.

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