Lager yeast at Ale temps?

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neo68710

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I have a porter recipe that calls for WLP820 which ferments at 52-58°F but the recipe says to ferment at Ale temps which is what 65-75°F. Does that sound right or is the recipe wrong. The recipe is from a friend and I don't know where he got it and he has never brewed this beer.
 

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I think this yeast can tolerate up to the mid-60s without giving you too many off-flavors. I'd probably opt for a different yeast in a porter, but you may be okay if that's what you have.
 

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I'm no veteran, but I seem to remember recently reading this is what Anchor Steam does. I actually had the same question. Out of necessity they brewed ales with lager yeast . I'm interested to try it, but skeptical on flavor, and don't want to waste my money.
 

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Are you sure it's not WLP028?

Baltic Porters are typically fermented with lager yeast.
 

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The California Lager yeast is great for this. That is pretty much what the Anchor Steam beer is
 

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