Originally Posted by kerant
Question for you as I'm still new to this. I made a few ales and would like to make a lager but I don't like this 50ish fermentation aspect. I know their are pain in the ass alternatives to keeping her cool but how would it change my lager to ferment it around 70f. ?
A room temperature of 70 degrees is even a bit warm for fermenting ales, but there are some ale yeast strains that will go up to the 70s. I ferment my ales at 62-68 degrees (fermentation temperature, not room temperature).
If you can only ferment at ale temperatures, you can make an ale. There are some ale yeast strains that are really "clean" in the high 50s/low 60s, so if you can ferment at 60 degrees or so you may be able to make a lager-like beer.