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Old 10-04-2009, 03:49 AM   #1
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Alright, I've been trying to navigate google search for HBT, but the only stuff I'm finding deals with lagering and/or lager yeast, so some non-noob please answer my noob question that I should have been able to otherwise find with searching:

For something like a Baltic Porter, where the BJCP says 'lager yeast, or cold fermented if using ale yeast', what exactly is the temp range for 'cold fermented ales'? I know too low will put the yeast to sleep, and I doubt they just mean the standard 68, so would 60 be too cold? Would 'lagering' at 40 or so after primary fermentation achieve the same results?
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Well, you could use an ale yeast that ferments well at cool temps, like Nottingham, or you could use a lager yeast that ferments well at warmer temps, like Saflager S-23. Either ferments well in the high 50's to mid 60's. After primary fermentation, you can rack to secondary and age at lager temps.

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i think its 5*C to 18*C for lager yeasts but I am also a noob so Ill leave it to somebody whose an expert to confirm

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Either ferments well in the high 50's to mid 60's. After primary fermentation, you can rack to secondary and age at lager temps.
Thanks, exactly what I was looking for (high 50's - mid 60's)
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