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Old 09-28-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
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Ok, I orderd a killians clone recepie off of Austin Homebrew, and didn't even think about it being a lager. I dont have the equipment to do a cold fermentation (at least not that cold.) With the recipie, it says that you can do a room temp fermentation. Anyone ever done this? or what alternatives do I have?

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Old 09-29-2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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If it says you can ferment at room temp, it's probably not lager yeast. If it's not, you're golden. If it is, get some ale yeast from your LHBS
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:56 AM   #3
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Killians shouldn't be a lager, but even if the kit is, just buy some ale yeast and you'll be all set.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:01 AM   #4
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Actually, the real Killian's is a lager. I think they call it an ale on the label, but it's made with lager yeast.

 
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:06 AM   #5
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check here, it's a lager
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:38 AM   #6
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If its this kit "Killian's Irish Red", it looks like its a lager kit. It comes with lager yeast.

 
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:26 AM   #7
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So buy some WLP810 or Wyeast 2112 and brew it as a common. Keep the temperature as low as you reasonably can.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alemonkey
Actually, the real Killian's is a lager. I think they call it an ale on the label, but it's made with lager yeast.
Huh, learn something new every day.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:16 PM   #9
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well, as it turns out, my roomates rock. They said that i could have some space in the fridge. I am still unfamiliar with lagers... can someone give me a rundown of the fermentation steps with a lager?

 
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:22 PM   #10
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From what I understand it's the same as Ale but just at a lower temp. Someone more experience can tell you for sure.

 
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