So I have the grain for a marzen. but, I do not have the means for the cooler temps of a lager. is there an ale yeast I could use that could keep it close to the profile of a marzen. maybe a german ale yeast. or a neutral flavored yeast. Or does this ale exist....if so what is it, and i am a tool for not researching this better. Thanks for the help!!!
I did a Marzen with WLP810 (San Fran Lager), and the hydro sample yesterday smelled very clean and malty. It's way too green to comment on the flavor (getting yeast bite at this point), but I'm very happy with the results.
I fermented for 2 weeks at 62, then raised it to room temp (75F) to clean up (and because I needed the space in the fridge for something else!).
I brewed up that Biermuncher's Oktoberfast Ale last Saturday. 2.5gallon AG (Stovetop style with bag). Smelled great when I put it in the fermenter. Bubbled away nicely for the last few days. Will rack it to secondary this wknd and let you know how it tastes. It's too easy not to try