Mixing ale yeast and lager yeast- will it work??? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Mixing ale yeast and lager yeast- will it work???

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-03-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
kaj030201
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Posts: 178


Trying to make a bock with a lager yeast and some belgian ale yeast. is it possible?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,194
Liked 7696 Times on 5409 Posts


Well, lager yeast strains ferment in the low 50s typically, which would put your Belgian strain to sleep. If you ferment at the Belgian ale yeast temps, you'd get some nasty flavors from the lager yeast at a higher temperature. I'm not sure if you could ferment it partially with the Belgian strain, then lower the temperature and pitch the lager yeast, though.

What are you trying to achieve by mixing them?
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 06:38 PM   #3
kaj030201
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Posts: 178

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
Well, lager yeast strains ferment in the low 50s typically, which would put your Belgian strain to sleep. If you ferment at the Belgian ale yeast temps, you'd get some nasty flavors from the lager yeast at a higher temperature. I'm not sure if you could ferment it partially with the Belgian strain, then lower the temperature and pitch the lager yeast, though.

What are you trying to achieve by mixing them?

well, nothing exactly. i have some yeast from the newest troeg's scratch series which is a yeast blend of saison dupot and la chouffe, so i wanted to throw that into a rauchbock i will be making. just a crazy thought.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 132 Times on 99 Posts


IMO, It would work, but a dominant yeast would emerge based upon the temperature of the wort...
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
Yunus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Frederick, MD
Posts: 547
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Ferment in 2 separate containers at 2 separate temperatures then mix the end results together.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 07:36 PM   #6
kaj030201
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Posts: 178

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yunus View Post
Ferment in 2 separate containers at 2 separate temperatures then mix the end results together.
now THAT'S an idea!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Columbus WI
Posts: 2,995
Liked 41 Times on 34 Posts


White Labs has a yeast that is a combo of both WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend.

Must work
__________________
Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

145 batches and counting

West Coast Blaster #4 almost go and on tap and a Dbl Chocolate Stout aging/carbing. Brewing East India Porter #4

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:49 PM   #8
SkinnyShamrock
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Camp Hill, PA
Posts: 361
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kaj030201 View Post
i have some yeast from the newest troeg's scratch series
...which was AWESOME.

How did you score that?
__________________
Jeff, Brewer, Troegs Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

"RDWHAHB, right?"
"No, just do it right, damnit!"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 05:28 PM   #9
kaj030201
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Posts: 178

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkinnyShamrock View Post
...which was AWESOME.

How did you score that?
i thought it to be very good, although a little harsh. maybe after a few months in the bottle it will smooth out. really looking forward to the next scratch beer coming out this friday- double espresso oatmeal stout.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mixing yeast strains? alemonkey Recipes/Ingredients 2 07-17-2009 05:08 AM
Does lager yeast work at higher temps? Kungpaodog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 10-01-2008 01:25 PM
Mixing yeast wstein Recipes/Ingredients 1 10-02-2006 05:09 PM
Not mixing in yeast? mrkeeg General Techniques 4 04-04-2005 08:41 PM


Forum Jump