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Old 09-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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since you live in the north with all of us cool brewers. use a swamp chiller in the winter in your coldest room of your house wrap a t-shirt around your carboy and stick a therm in there...i did my first few lagers this way b4 i got temp controlled freezers. if your into all grain look into my bud clone. got good reviews from yooper a few yrs ago

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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I've used Kolsch yeasts in cream ales, lawnmower beers, etc and have gotten lager-like results. Not perfect, but pretty darn good, and they're much easier to make than true lagers.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #13
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You might also consider WLP-810 San Francisco Lager yeast. I've used it without all that great of temp control and gotten very nice results.

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