Originally Posted by TechMiller
Has anyone herd of, or tried bottling an ale, with a small amount of lager yeast and carbing in a normal refrigerator?
B. Taste fine?
C. Cause any problems?
a: It could work but fridge temps are lower than recommended lager yeast fermentation temperature and it may take ages at that temperature to get acceptable level of carbonation if at all. Not to worry as it will carb up once the bottles come out of the fridge.
b: Lager yeast is not going to have any impact on taste.
c: Could be a problem if temperature of bottles too low for lager yeast to get active and you leave them in the fridge forever waiting for them to carb..
I would not worry much about just carbing with the existing US05 ale yeast even at the higher ambient temperature. It is most unlikely to impact on flavor with such a small amount of fermentables in the priming.
Your main fermentation temp of 68°F is good.