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Old 03-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Even though I have a low tech lagering setup I still don't think I am ready to do a lager yet. My latest issue of the Northern Brewer catalog says you can use a clean ale yeast fermented on the low temp end like Wyeast 1056, 2112, or White Labs 001. Would you guys say these do give you a lager like flavor and would it work in something like a Canadian Lager like a Moose Head or Molson clone? I can't get the taste profile down in my mind if those flavors are driven by hops or sulfur? What say you?

While were at it why do kit makers and recepe books avoid Canadian Lagers? For instance Jamil doesn't have an example of one in Brewing Classic Styles that I can seem to find. Are they difficult to brew?
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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I'd imagine they're similar to brewing American style lagers, which aren't always easy to brew at home. Though Jamil has a recipe for one in his book

 
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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My latest issue of the Northern Brewer catalog says you can use a clean ale yeast fermented on the low temp end like Wyeast 1056, 2112, or White Labs 001. Would you guys say these do give you a lager like flavor and would it work in something like a Canadian Lager like a Moose Head or Molson clone? I can't get the taste profile down in my mind if those flavors are driven by hops or sulfur? What say you?
Have you considered using a Kolsch-style yeast? White labs WLP029 might give you that flavor profile you are seeking.

By the way "Faux Lager with Canadian Accent" would be an amusing name for this beer if you do concoct a viable recipe that fits the style you're after

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Old 03-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Cause some folks are afraid of Canadians. That's why they're a scourge that must be eliminated.



Seriously, unless you're like us and close to Canada, I wonder how much exposure to Canadian beers some folks have. But a lager is a lager is a lager, a Canadian one is no more difficult than an American or a German one.

I just googled and found clone recipe out there. Like this Labatt's Blue Clone.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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I wonder how much exposure to Canadian beers some folks have. But a lager is a lager is a lager,
Enough to know that there are other beer styles out there I prefer. And a clone is a clone is a clone...

 
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I will try this Moosehead Mini-mash clone I have with Kolsch yeast and see what happens.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I will try this Moosehead Mini-mash clone I have with Kolsch yeast and see what happens.
If you remember, post your results! I've heard this yeast makes a very clean, very lager-like ale and I'd like to know your thoughts on it.
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