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Offline dannyj621

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steam beers
« on: January 02, 2010, 09:04:18 PM »
has anyone done one? do i really just let my yeast ferment at ale tempps?
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Re: steam beers
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 09:28:26 PM »
On the low low side of ale temps around 60  or 62 :)
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Re: steam beers
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 06:33:10 AM »
Yeah they are pretty good beers ::)

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Re: steam beers
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 03:14:49 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!
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Re: steam beers
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 03:36:58 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.

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Re: steam beers
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 08:41:42 PM »
Check out WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast.  Plenty of fruity esters at 62F. Do you like bananas?

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Re: steam beers
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 09:14:15 PM »
most certainly like bananas
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Re: steam beers
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 11:27:07 AM »
Traditionally that is how they're are done. However, I made a split batch last year using Wyeast #2575-Kölsch II that turned out better than the San Francisco Lager version. I just polished the last keg during the holidays. Time to brew!  ;)
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