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Old 05-18-2010, 01:47 AM   #1
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If you use either wyest california lager or white labs san francisco lager do you have to lager at cold temps since it is similar to ale yeast? if so how long? what if i just let it sit in secondary for 1 month?



 
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:44 AM   #2
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Good question. Does this yeast benefit from lagering the same way as true lager yeasts? What is recommended?



 
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:00 AM   #3
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San Fran you do not need to lager. I brewed my Pils with San Fran and it came out very clear and tasty all with it being at room temp.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
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I "bottle lager". It won't have the same effect, but it does make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I can usually fit an extra case of beer in my fridge and lager once it's bottled. I doubt it does anything.

 
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:56 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. Anyone tried it with wheat?

 
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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i emailed both wyeast and white labs with this question. So far here is the response from white labs
"The WLP810 San Francisco Lager yeast will give you lager characteristics even when fermented at warmer temperatures than traditional lager yeast strains. Because of this, it doesn't need the long lager times normally associated with that style of beer. Keeping the beer at 65F during it's entire fermentation/conditioning will produce a great beer. Lagering the beer cold (below 50F) will most likely cause the yeast to go dormant, but will help clarify and condition the beer, just like it would with most other beer styles so there's certainly no harm in doing that if you wish."



 
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