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Old 07-17-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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I ordered some lager yeast from and they sent me Safale S-04... Anyboby ever used this for a lager? I've never used an ale yeast for a lager unless I were fermenting at higher temps. for maybe a Cali. steam beer. Any suggestions for using this package?

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Old 07-17-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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Weird considering all of the Saflager yeasts available. I haven't used it for a lager. If you pitch it at 70F and cool the wort slowly, it will ferment ok down to 60F or even 55F. Or just give them a call & I suspect they will ship you a packet of Saflager04 for free.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:17 PM   #3
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If you use an ale yeast and ferment it as an ale, then it won't be a lager by any stretch of the imagination.

Your vendor made a mistake and owes you the correct yeast

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Old 07-18-2006, 04:02 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Mikey
Your vendor made a mistake and owes you the correct yeast
Ditto, motion carried.
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