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Old 02-17-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Is their such thing? The thing is I really like the flavor of a Vienna Lager. I love the hint of caramel flavor it gives among other things; however, I am not ready to lager, and I was wondering what the equivalent would be in Ale form. I want to do a 5 gallon extract batch and I wanted to make sure I was brewing the correct recipe. Would the equivalent just be a standard Amber Ale? I might go with some of the Austin Home Brew extract kits if they have something similar to what I'm looking for. Any feedback would be great




 
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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I don't see why you couldn't brew up a beer with basically a Vienna lager grain bill and hopping but then use a clean ale yeast (maybe like a Kolsch yeast). It's not going to be authenitic, but I bet it's tasty.


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Old 02-17-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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I could do that, but I'm still thinking about it. I was looking into this recipe right here
since it mentions having a hint of caramel in it, and heck, maybe I might like it more then a standard Vienna lager, but I am still undecided. If anyone has brewed this type of beer, please provide feedback

 
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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Are you doing all-grain, or extract? You can't really do a true Vienna-style lager/ale without being able to mash the Vienna malt, anyway.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:38 PM   #5
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The American Amber ale is a little more hoppy than a Vienna style. I have made our Vienna Amber many times, using the lager yeast at room temperatures, and it turns out excellent.

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Old 02-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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Quote:
Are you doing all-grain, or extract? You can't really do a true Vienna-style lager/ale without being able to mash the Vienna malt, anyway.
I'm doing extract. Not quite yet for All Grain.
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The American Amber ale is a little more hoppy than a Vienna style. I have made our Vienna Amber many times, using the lager yeast at room temperatures, and it turns out excellent.
Thanks for the reply Forrest I will sure look into doing that. So all I would have to do is use the lager yeast that it comes with at room Temp. and it would still come out exceptionally good? Thanks



 
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