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Old 06-30-2009, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Classic American Pilsner and Ale Yeast

So I decided to try something that's kind of historic (pre-prohibition style) and not brewed much anymore. I really want to do this as a Lager, but will not be able to for a long time. Would an Ale yeast like Safale US-05 work instead? Would something else be better? I want it to be as close to style as possible. How different would it be as an Ale using a drier, crisper, cleaner Ale yeast? Thanks.

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:57 AM   #2
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If you use a very clean ale yeast and ferment a low temperature ~62-65 ish you should get a pretty close. Us-05 will be nice, maybe a Kolsch yeast too.

It will never be a perfect lager, but it will be as close as you can get without using lager temperature or strains.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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Keep your fermentation temps as low as possible. I try to keep it at 62*F, US-05 works just fine there.
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