GF Lager yeast?

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any suggestions?

its getting downright cold up here in the NW and, in turn, i think i could pull off my first lager. thanks in advance!
 

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Looking over some of the sites:


These are just the dry yeast options.

http://www.fermentis.com/FO/60-Beer/60-13_faqHB.asp


http://www.danstaryeast.com/products
Like all our Danstar products, Munich is produced in ISO 9002 certified plants and is non-GM & gluten-free .

Liquid yeast options:

http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/craft_FAQ.html
Is your yeast gluten free?
Thank you for your inquiry. Our yeast is low in gluten and is below the European standard for being labeled as gluten free; the American standards are still being developed. The European standard for gluten free is below 20 ppm. Our yeast analysis:

Yeast slurry in package: 12 ppm

When our yeast is used with ingredients such as sorghum to make gluten free beer: 2 ppm

http://www.wyeastlab.com/pressrelease_archive_detail.cfm?pressreleaseID=5

They offer a Bavarian Lager yeast.

I do not have experience with these yeasts, but I'm sure someone here has. Now you just need to choose :)
 

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any suggestions?

its getting downright cold up here in the NW and, in turn, i think i could pull off my first lager. thanks in advance!
What kind of beer?

Fermentis makes S23 which is a fruitier lager strain and also 34/70 which is the Weihenstephen lager strain, very clean and almost earthy lager strain. They have some others too.

You can use White Labs, which has a ton of variety, but it isn't completely gluten free as stated above.
 
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thanks guys. im still in exploratory mode and havent nailed down a type of beer yet. i just wanted to see what my options are as far as bottom fermenting GF yeasts are concerned. i havent made any lagers, GF or otherwise, but now that temps have dropped, i figure the time is right. any lager/pilsner recipe suggestions?
 

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One I tried, you can see my tasting notes too.

Would work well with 34/70 too. Someone else tried that about a week ago.
 

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not sure how long you have been working with GF stuff, but if it is labeled "Gluten Free" it is not necessarily 100% free of gluten. just under US tolerances for standard GF labeling.

Just a warning if you are super sensitive. What are you planning to use, sorghum syrup? That could determine which yeast you prefer as its taste profile would be different than normal malt.
 
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ill most likely be using some sort of sorghum/brown rice combination. i've brewed about 6 GF beers so far (blood orange, rasperbby, and strawberry 'wheats,' a few different IPAs, a ginger IPA, etc) but no lagers. in fact, i've never done any lagering. the closest thing was a kolsch i made two years ago.
 

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You can use White Labs, which has a ton of variety, but it isn't completely gluten free as stated above.
I use this method in all of my beers, never an issue. The reward of getting a better and more unique tasting beer (IMO) outweighs the risk of having about 30 parts per billion of gluten (Maths: 50 ml at 12 ppm diluted into 19,950 ml at 0 ppm = 0.030 ppm).
 

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ill most likely be using some sort of sorghum/brown rice combination. i've brewed about 6 GF beers so far (blood orange, rasperbby, and strawberry 'wheats,' a few different IPAs, a ginger IPA, etc) but no lagers. in fact, i've never done any lagering. the closest thing was a kolsch i made two years ago.
sounds like fun!

ever thought of tossing in some flaked corn?
 

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Liquid yeast options:

http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/craft_FAQ.html
Is your yeast gluten free?
Thank you for your inquiry. Our yeast is low in gluten and is below the European standard for being labeled as gluten free; the American standards are still being developed. The European standard for gluten free is below 20 ppm. Our yeast analysis:

Yeast slurry in package: 12 ppm

When our yeast is used with ingredients such as sorghum to make gluten free beer: 2 ppm

I do not have experience with these yeasts, but I'm sure someone here has. Now you just need to choose :)
If this is true then it is awesome. My wife seems to be okay with anything under 5ppm. Now I need to see if I can White Labs at my LHBS. :rockin:
 
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