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Offline bierview

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Lager yeast
« on: November 30, 2015, 01:26:27 PM »
What lager yeast is available in dry or liquid that works well in warmer temps.  I may have a difficult time getting my carboy down into the 40's low 50's.

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 01:46:39 PM »
The standard answer is going to be a California Common yeast- Wyeast 2112

Even that one should be fermented in the low 60's F.

Might have better luck using a clean ale yeast- US05/1056/001

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015, 01:52:43 PM »
Just finished two batches using 1056 & 001.

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 02:42:48 PM »
wyeast 2124 and saflager 34/70 is probably a good choice.

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 02:54:26 PM »
+1 to WY 2124/830/34-70.  They ferment pretty cleanly into the mid 50s.
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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 02:55:37 PM »
+1 to WY 2124/830/34-70.  They ferment pretty cleanly into the mid 50s.
My recommendation too.
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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 04:13:38 PM »
Maybe that Kolsch yeast from Marshalls exbeeriment? Can't remember it offhand but didn't he ferment a mock lager in the 60s with the strain and it was indistinguishable from cold fermented 34/70 to tasters?

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2015, 04:15:04 PM »
+1 to WY 2124/830/34-70.  They ferment pretty cleanly into the mid 50s.
My recommendation too.

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2015, 08:28:55 PM »
+1 to WY 2124/830/34-70.  They ferment pretty cleanly into the mid 50s.
My recommendation too.

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2124 for me also. Fantastic and versatile yeast strain! Even into the low 60s as I did with my cali common

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2015, 09:09:26 PM »
2124 seems to be the yeast of choice.

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Re: Lager yeast
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 01:57:01 AM »
One more vote for 2124.  Have used both smack-pack and dry.  Also repitched 6 generations.  D-rest to 70F.
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