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Old 03-31-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Whats the differences between the two when brewing?



 
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Ales ferment between 60 and 75 degrees while lagers should be nearer 50 degrees. Ales can be ready to drink in as little as 4 weeks but your lager should take longer as the yeast works slower at the lower temperature.



 
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:35 PM   #3

The yeast. Lager yeast are a different species from ale yeast. Also, lager yeast can handle cooler temps, tend to produce "cleaner" flavored beers, and can metabolize a wider range of sugars than ale yeast.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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This should teach you all you need to know.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=difference+between+ale+and+lager

 
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