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Old 10-12-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default What is it??? Ale? Lager? ???

VIDEO AND QUESTION DIRECTED TO BEGINNING BREWERS ONLY. PLEASE READ THE PREMISE AND QUESTION CAREFULLY.


The short video is from an angle at the bottom of the carboy looking up slightly.

Is it a lager... ale... or can you even tell??? I raise that question because ales generally thought to be top fermentors and lager bottom fermentors.
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"Lagers" and "Ales" are so designated by their yeast strain and fermentation temperatures. If you're using a lager yeast at 50 degrees it's a lager. If you're using an ale yeast, it's an ale. I've seen big krausens on lagers, and very small krausens on ales in different beers so that's really not an indication at all.

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Wellllllllllll, I don't click outside links. What's up with it?
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"Lagers" and "Ales" are so designated by their yeast strain and fermentation temperatures. If you're using a lager yeast at 50 degrees it's a lager. If you're using an ale yeast, it's an ale. I've seen big krausens on lagers, and very small krausens on ales in different beers so that's really not an indication at all.
While you are certainly correct, there's a conception that lager yeast ferment on the bottom and ale yeast ferment on the top. That's my point.... since it's the beginning brewers forum.
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The link is a free web video hosting site. There's "no danger". One doesn't need to click on the "ad" to view the video.

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While you are certainly correct, there's a conception that lager yeast ferment on the bottom and ale yeast ferment on the top. That's my point.... since it's the beginning brewers forum.
Ah, well, since you already seem to know the answer you are looking for I will refrain from interrupting your "conception".
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Ah, well, since you already seem to know the answer you are looking for I will refrain from interrupting your "conception".
It's not my "conception". You didn't even watch the video I shot, but felt the need to interject sarcasm. Geez.
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It's not my "conception". You didn't even watch the video I shot, but felt the need to interject sarcasm. Geez.
Because the video wouldn't play- it required a plug in or something. But your question was "ale or lager" which I thought was a question. When I answered it, I thought it was going to be a discussion, as that is what happens in a forum.

Your answer to me curtained any possible discussion by saying that my answer didn't play along with your point. So I stopped participating and mentioned why.

I'm guessing that is why no one else responded.
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I'll play along.

I'm saying an ale with a ton of trub/hop crap in the bottom of you better bottle.

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