Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > mock lager
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
Kendo2gz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 27
Default mock lager

if im using califonia common yeast in my pilsner fermenting it at 65 degrees do i still ferment as long as the pilsne kit says or treat it like an ale? ty guys happy brewing


__________________
HAPPY BREWING!!!! :mug:
Kendo2gz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,796
Liked 477 Times on 365 Posts
Likes Given: 743

Default

If your using ale yeast, treat it as an ale. I would let it ferment til it's done. Use the hydrometer over several days, just to make sure.


Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
marnel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 155
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'd ferment it like an ale, leave it for atleast 3 weeks to ferment out however since it is a lager strain it's still capable of producing sulfur by products so you may want to let it condition out for a while longer as needed.

Sent from my iPhone using HB Talk
marnel is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,423
Liked 6047 Times on 4309 Posts
Likes Given: 1555

Default

Even when done as an ale, I think it can benefit from some cold conditioning also. Califormia lager yeast can produce some diacetyl, so I'd do as suggested above and keep it in primary 3 weeks. Then it can be cold conditioned for a couple of weeks before bottling.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,423
Liked 6047 Times on 4309 Posts
Likes Given: 1555

Default

It's too late to change your recipe now, of course, but for a pseudo-lager, next time I'd suggest a clean well attenuating ale yeast like nottingham or pacman, and ferment it in the low 60s if you can. The yeast for steam beer is great for California commons, but it definitely has more of a fruitiness than a cleaner ale yeast.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 04:59 AM   #6
Kendo2gz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 27
Default

if i pitched 100 billion cells and let it ferment 3 weeks in primary then transfer it to a secondary for 2 wekks at say 58 60 with the yeast die out or will i still have enough to carbinate with?


__________________
HAPPY BREWING!!!! :mug:
Kendo2gz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pilsner, lager or not to lager? LoveWeizen Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 01-02-2013 07:00 PM
Lager ferm, d-rest, lager ChandlerBang Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-28-2010 05:28 PM
What to do after lager?Making a Oktoberfest Lager using White Labs Octoberfest(WLP820 Evstakiev Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-20-2009 12:43 AM
When is lager done? beersydoesit Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 12-30-2008 12:24 AM
1st lager adarelme Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 12-10-2008 12:03 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS