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Title: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: jasoncap on December 28, 2010, 04:29:44 PM
Anyone ever try this?  According to Wyeast this strain works well at that range in addition to lager temps.  Just curious what results others have gotten before I ruin 5 gallons of beer.
Title: Re: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: denny on December 28, 2010, 04:33:29 PM
Define "well".  It will ferment just fine, but it will be very fruity and not "lager-like".
Title: Re: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: jasoncap on December 28, 2010, 06:04:41 PM
I was thinking about brewing an ale with it so I wouldn't mind some ester character.  I have quite a bit on hand from my last lager brew and wasn't sure if it was worth trying.  I typically use US-05 which is a great clean yeast, but it would be nice to have another ale yeast that contributes more to the beer.  The fact that I can use it for lagers would be a bonus.

Assuming the yeast does make a decent ale, I wonder if the resulting yeast slurry would still perform well as a lager yeast or if there would be selective mutations, etc.
Title: Re: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: denny on December 28, 2010, 06:16:34 PM
Sounds like for what you want it would probably do well.  I'd think that it would still ferment lagers fine afterwards.  Mutations don't happen that quickly, AFAIK.
Title: Re: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 29, 2010, 02:29:58 AM
Define "well".  It will ferment just fine, but it will be very fruity and not "lager-like".
This is interesting idea.
I should try it.
I am fermenting with 2124 now.
Title: Re: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: HydraulicSammich on December 29, 2010, 03:28:40 AM
I have used the 2124 a couple of times for ale.  The latest was a 1554 Clone.  It always seems to embark a slight Belgian, fruity flavor to the ale.  Not much and not objectionable, but I am not the biggest fan of a Belgian beers.  I will continue to use it though.  I just used the 1272 in the Fat Tire Clone in the latest Brew Mag.  It should be wonderful.  I recommend trying.
Title: Re: WY2124 at ale temps
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 29, 2010, 04:11:32 AM
I have used the 2124 a couple of times for ale.  The latest was a 1554 Clone.  It always seems to embark a slight Belgian, fruity flavor to the ale.  Not much and not objectionable, but I am not the biggest fan of a Belgian beers.
What temp did you ferment it at?