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Old 09-08-2008, 01:27 PM   #11
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What would happen if I did use lager yeast, but did my fermentation at around 75 F? Maybe this is the cause for the thickness?

I do not have the yeast pack anymore, but I know the recipe is listed under the "lager" page on my LHBS website.

Lesson learned I suppose.


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Old 09-08-2008, 02:23 PM   #12
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What would happen if I did use lager yeast, but did my fermentation at around 75 F? Maybe this is the cause for the thickness?

I do not have the yeast pack anymore, but I know the recipe is listed under the "lager" page on my LHBS website.

Lesson learned I suppose.
If it's listed under their lager page, it probably was a lager yeast. Perhaps call them and ask what yeast comes with that kit. If it was a lager yeast, you've probably got tons of diacetyl, esters, etc. in there. At best, it would be a steam beer.

Check this out for diacetyl: How to Brew - By John Palmer - Common Off-Flavors

Also, a good starter for lager brewing: How to Brew - By John Palmer - What is Different for Brewing Lager Beer?


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Old 09-08-2008, 02:53 PM   #13
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If it's listed under their lager page, it probably was a lager yeast. Perhaps call them and ask what yeast comes with that kit. If it was a lager yeast, you've probably got tons of diacetyl, esters, etc. in there. At best, it would be a steam beer.

Check this out for diacetyl: How to Brew - By John Palmer - Common Off-Flavors

Also, a good starter for lager brewing: How to Brew - By John Palmer - What is Different for Brewing Lager Beer?
It doesn't taste bad. Any reason why I shouldn't keep it and drink it?
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:05 PM   #14
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the yeast was Wyeast slap pack # 2633 (oktober fest)
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It doesn't taste bad. Any reason why I shouldn't keep it and drink it?
NO! Don't do it! No reason at all. If it tastes good, then it's beer and why throw away beer?
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NO! Don't do it! No reason at all. If it tastes good, then it's beer and why throw away beer?
This is why I like Brewing!
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the yeast was Wyeast slap pack # 2633 (oktober fest)
Yeah, that's a lager yeast alright. If your beer tastes good, then there's nothing wrong with it. However, lager brewing has a few key differences from ale brewing, so it might be good to read up on it (if you've not already) for your next one. It will be even better.

You might consider lagering (assuming you have lagering capability) this for a good long time (like 10 weeks) to try to mellow out all the "off"-flavors produced during your high primary fermentation temps.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:20 PM   #18
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I just checked on the wyeast website and the temp range for that yeast is between 45 and 58 F

I am amazed that I even got 1.020 FG out of it. My fermentation temp maxed out at 76 F

It's already kegged.... Next time I will know better.
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I am amazed that I even got 1.020 FG out of it. My fermentation temp maxed out at 76 F
Yeast will ferment out of range, but you'll get all kinds of funky flavors (like diacetyl) when you go over the upper ranges.
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It's already kegged.... Next time I will know better.
You can lager in the keg.


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