I am planning ahead to my next 2 or 3 brews. Since we are in the "Cold" part of the year here, I thought I would take advantage and cook up some pseudo-lagers. I don't yet have temperature control in the form of refrigeration. My fermentation room sits in the very low 60's (sometimes high 50's) and I have an aquarium heater to bring my ales up to target temp.
So I was checking out this strain which seems to have originated around Anchor Steam
And I see Northern Brewer suggests its use in a number of other kits, like the Baltic Porter http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...grain-kit.html
and Cream Ale.
I would start from the lowest OG recipe, and work up to the Baltic Porter
I was planning on starting batch 1 with an appropriate starter, then harvesting and washing for the subsequent brews.
So what do you think of this plan?
What temperatures should I be targeting? Am I hampered by not having long-term lagering capability?
Are all my beers going to end up tasting the same? OR will those varied grain bills maintain some differentiation?