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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2013, 02:08:09 PM »
I'm somewhat intrigued by WLP 810 SF lager yeast.  Would I have to double the size of my starter relative to an ale strain?  Would I need to do a diacetyl rest?  I've never worked with lager yeasts before.
In Gordon Strings book he says that 810/2112 is is secret weapon in Baltic Porters.

Denny, I think Leith says he has gone lower, 58F is what I have done, and it worked for me.
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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2013, 03:38:22 PM »
Get yourself some of EAST COAST YEAST's "Old Newark Beer" strain (as opposed to their "Old Newark Ale" strain).
It purports to be the same yeast that the Ballantine Brewery (Newark, NJ) used for their "lager" beers (including their bock beer).
It is actually an ale strain, but a very neutral one.
It's a terrific yeast.

Available periodically from Princeton Homebrew (in Trenton, NJ) as well as Love2Brew (North Brunswick, NJ)
Both shops do mail order.

disclaimer:  I don't work for any of these companies.
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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2013, 07:54:08 AM »
I've seen SA-05 work well at 58-60. Or, consider 2124 Bohemian Lager yeast. I've used it a couple times at those temps or higher. My latest with that yeast is a beautiful black lager. I didn't make a starter and fermented happily around 61F.

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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2013, 01:55:48 PM »
Any thoughts about using Wyeast 1728 (Scottish Ale)?  It ferments cold and Wyeast recommends using it for Baltic Porters.http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain_detail.cfm?ID=143.  I'm concerned I might get a smoky flavor from the yeast.  It would be convenient for me as I am making Scottish Ale before the Baltic Porter.
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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2013, 03:55:22 PM »
I used the WLP028 (Edinburgh) which is equivalent to the Wyeast Scottish Ale yeast for a blonde that turned out very clean even with ferm temp set at 67F. That beer was very lager like.

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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2013, 04:30:38 PM »
Ringwood yeast.  Think Carnegie Porter.

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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2013, 04:44:42 PM »
I'm glad to be hearing good things about 1728! I haven't used it yet but I'm going to give it a try soon. Hoping it is my new secret weapon to ultimate stardom.

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Re: Best ale yeast for lagers
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2013, 04:50:52 PM »
WY1728 comes out very clean.  I've had really good results fermenting as low as 60F.
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