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Old 06-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
Jun 2011
Redlands, Ca
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Anybody ever used the San Francisco Lager yeast (used for Cali Common) for an IPA recipe? I like the clean profile and it seems it would produce a nice clean IPA that highlights the hop profile. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
May 2010
Chandler, AZ
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You could....

It's not ideal though. I find that Cali Lager yeast accentuates malt more than hop. It is clean, with a pinch of fruit esters, that would work well. The hard part with using it for an IPA is that it doesn't attenuate well. I get around 70% with that yeast. Consider mashing very low, and maybe including a little simple sugar in the recipe. It would work

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
Jan 2012
Palm Bay, FL
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i've got one in the swamp cooler right now
i guess it's technically an IPLager, since i used all pilsener with a touch of munich, wheat, and light brown sugar

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