I guess I've never considered CA common yeast to be a "true" lager yeast. Tom, from the expert point of view, is it, or is it some weird halfway hybrid?I don't know. Assuming it is one or the other, can it ferment melibiose? If yes, lager yeast. If no, ale yeast. Fermentation temperature is a good but not great way to determine lager vs. ale yeast, but what sugars they ferment is accurate.
Yeah, I don't know either, but at least now I know what the distinction is and what to look for. Thanks, man.