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Old 07-20-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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Jul 2009
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It's the only lager yeast available at my homebrew shop that can make a lager at fermentation temperatures in the low 60's. I don't have the equipment to keep a constant temperature below that, so I was curious how y'alls beers have turned out using this yeast.

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Old 07-20-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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It's the California Common, or Steam Beer Yeast. It works great if that is your intent, to ferment in the low 60's. It has some lager and ale-like qualities.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:00 AM   #3
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It's the yeast from Anchor Steam. If that's the style of beer you're looking for, it's fantastic--that's one of my favorite beer styles, so I use it once every 8 brew days or so.

Wyeast and White Labs yeasts are both generally very good matches for the style they claim to be.
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