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Offline Pope of Dope

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« on: March 03, 2018, 08:03:12 PM »
Never successfully done a lager before.  Was thinking of brewing an ale as normal, mostly 2 row, and then using lager yeast and temps.  Will this work well?
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Re: Lager
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 09:47:10 PM »
Never successfully done a lager before.  Was thinking of brewing an ale as normal, mostly 2 row, and then using lager yeast and temps.  Will this work well?

Sure.  There's no rule that says you have to use pils malt for a lager.
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Re: Lager
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 11:38:43 PM »
You should split the batch and pitch 2 strains. Neutral lager, neutral ale yeast. Compare and contrast.

If you have temp control I don’t see why using 2-row would be a big deal. It’s your beer.
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Re: Lager
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 11:53:25 PM »
It will work fine just understand that you will need about 2Xs the amount of yeast and o2 if you are fermenting at proper lager temps (48-52 or so). Fermentation is the key to any beer, but especially lagers.

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Re: Lager
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 11:42:53 AM »
My Helles tastes way better with Weyermann Pils malt than 2 row. I just found the taste had a more of a Pilsner taste than when I used 2 row. However, it is still good when I zip it up a bit with specialty malts.