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Old 02-03-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Ale Yeast That Works Like Lager Yeast?

What are some examples of dry ale yeasts that produce lager-like beer, even when fermented at ale temps?

US-05 seems to be one, at least to me. Pretty low in esters and other "ale like" flavors.


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Old 02-03-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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What are some examples of dry ale yeasts that produce lager-like beer, even when fermented at ale temps?

US-05 seems to be one, at least to me. Pretty low in esters and other "ale like" flavors.
I don't know about US-05, but Nottingham can ferment at pretty low temperatures for an ale; somewhere around 58-60F. Also, I'd give any Kolsch yeast a try as well. It's a very clean fermenting yeast which has low ester production and ferments at low temperatures. I've always used the Wyeast Kolsch, but it IS a liquid yeast and therefore more expensive than a dry yeast packet.


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I made my aamber rye with US 05 and it is amazingly clean and clear at 60*F.
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I just racked a Dead Guy clone that fermented in the high 40's and low 50's using Pacman yeast I cultured. I don't know what it tastes like yet but I got 77% attenuation based on refractometer tests. It's still going a little bit too but I think it's mostly CO2 gassing off at this point. I did taste a tiny sample from the pipette and it seemed pretty dry considering it starting with an OG of 1.082 (I threw in a pound of candi sugar to make it hi octane).
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US-05 seems to be the most forgiving one I've used, did a brew last fall that I'm sure stayed a bit over 70 and it tasted fine. Nottingham has a good reputation but I haven't tried it over 65 or so.


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