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Title: steam beers
Post by: dannyj621 on January 03, 2010, 04:04:18 AM
has anyone done one? do i really just let my yeast ferment at ale tempps?
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: bo_gator on January 03, 2010, 04:28:26 AM
On the low low side of ale temps around 60  or 62 :)
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: yeastmaster on January 03, 2010, 01:33:10 PM
Yeah they are pretty good beers ::)
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: mrdrysdale64 on January 05, 2010, 10:14:49 PM
I just racked my steam beer into a secondary this past weekend. This is probably my 6th batch of this recipe and I have always used the White Lab San Fran yeast. They recommend 58-65 degrees. I ferment at 62 as I do with my ales and it seems to always come out well. My recipe have always scored well in competition. I think you get the fruity esters above 65 degrees. I really love this style of beer. I should stop on the way home for a six-pack of Anchor Steam!
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: darvyle on January 05, 2010, 10:36:58 PM
Mind sharing your recipe?  I'v been looking to try a steam beer and my basement is perfect for low temp fermentation this time of year, my current batches are fermenting at 61-62 degrees F.  Yeah it takes a little longer but I feel it makes a superior beer.
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: bspisak on January 06, 2010, 03:41:42 AM
Check out WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast.  Plenty of fruity esters at 62F. Do you like bananas?
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: dannyj621 on January 06, 2010, 04:14:15 AM
most certainly like bananas
Title: Re: steam beers
Post by: Beertracker on January 07, 2010, 06:27:07 PM
Traditionally that is how they're are done. However, I made a split batch last year using Wyeast #2575-K├Âlsch II that turned out better than the San Francisco Lager version. I just polished the last keg during the holidays. Time to brew!  ;)