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Old 08-02-2007, 02:58 AM   #1
Aug 2007
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I do not have have a refrigerater to dedicate to lagering at this time. I really like Sam Adams, Sam Adams black lager and Blackened voodoo. Is it possible to create these beers using a ale yeast and if so what yeast? Also recipes would be great.

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Old 08-02-2007, 03:03 AM   #2
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Try Nottingham Ale dry yeast.
Everything I read about it says its the cleanest ale yeast - and does not produce typical ale fruitiness. I have a "lager" grain bill, but used this ale yeast...its too early to tell, but so far, it is quite neutral in profile (fermented @ about 65F).

The other options are to search Califonia Steam and Kolesch yeast strains.

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Yes, you can do it, but don't expect the clean taste of a lager. expect more 'character' from the ale yeast and warmer fermentation temperatures.

or, use a lager yeast, and ferment at ale temperatures. See: Steam Beers
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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I would also suggest Nottingham or Cal Ale (WLP001, Wyeast 1056, Safale US-05) and get the fermentation as cool as you can.

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Old 08-02-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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I'd add 1007 to that list. Ferments down to 55F, with very clean finish. Use it for all my brews except the more specialized yeast.

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Old 08-03-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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I just did a munich lager with nottingham ale yeast. Almost spot on, though not *exact*

Besides, i didn't really lager it. I just bottled after 10 days
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