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Offline TheDutchman

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German Ale Yeast
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:34:04 PM »
I'm going to try and make a German Altbier, but I dont have a lagering fridge.  I do live in the Pacific Northwest so I was thinking of lagering it outdoors, because the overnight lows usually only get down to around the mid 50s.  My question is, how much of a problem would it be if the temperature while fermenting is fluctuating from the low-mid 50s to as warm as the low 70s.  Suggestions?

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Re: German Ale Yeast
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 02:13:43 PM »
Greetings Dutchman - I would not recommend fermenting in fluctuating temperatures as you're suggesting.  Instead, I would recommend using a California Lager yeast (Wyeast 2112).  It ferments between 58° and 68° which might be a doable/workable temperature range for your lager.  I believe White Labs calls their version Sanfrancisco Lager.....or something like that.  In fact, I have that yeast in my flask now preparing for a brew tomorrow.  I've used it before and I like it a lot.

Offline jtoots

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Re: German Ale Yeast
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 08:16:34 AM »
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