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Old 11-03-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Trying to make a bock with a lager yeast and some belgian ale yeast. is it possible?


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Old 11-03-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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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?


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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.
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IMO, It would work, but a dominant yeast would emerge based upon the temperature of the wort...
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Ferment in 2 separate containers at 2 separate temperatures then mix the end results together.
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Ferment in 2 separate containers at 2 separate temperatures then mix the end results together.
now THAT'S an idea!!!
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White Labs has a yeast that is a combo of both WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend.

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i have some yeast from the newest troeg's scratch series
...which was AWESOME.

How did you score that?
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...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.


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