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Post by mark14 » Wed May 06, 2020 6:16 pm

hi all , i have two barbarians (sons), who drink larger, i have dried ginseng and guarana and some warrior hops, so thought 50 grams of each dry hop, can any one advise what yeast and extract to use to get about 6% larger, please, party brew for them cheers

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Re: lager

Post by guypettigrew » Wed May 06, 2020 6:48 pm

A lager kit is probably your best bet, if you can find a home brew shop still taking orders!

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Post by mark14 » Wed May 06, 2020 7:29 pm

thank you, i am a bit worried temperature wise , basement is about 21 c, no heat coldest place in house, so would i be better doing a light ale type yeast wise or can i get lager yeast to perform please cheers, i just thought double diamond was a sort of lager , ale sort of,

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Re: lager

Post by Rhodesy » Wed May 06, 2020 9:07 pm

mark14 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:29 pm
thank you, i am a bit worried temperature wise , basement is about 21 c, no heat coldest place in house, so would i be better doing a light ale type yeast wise or can i get lager yeast to perform please cheers, i just thought double diamond was a sort of lager , ale sort of,
Look for a 'California Common' type of yeast which is lager-like but works well at ale temps.

An example here here

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Re: lager

Post by orlando » Thu May 07, 2020 7:22 am

Kolsch? If you can keep the bottles in a fridge for a couple of weeks you could get close. You could just brew a very Pale Ale with German hops and tell them it's Lager. Don't know how your going to explain why it tastes so good in comparison :lol: .
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Re: lager

Post by mark14 » Thu May 07, 2020 10:55 am

i will do just that a light coloured pale ale, American stylish cheers to all ,they wont know whats hit them, lager yuk

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Post by Northern Brewer » Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 pm

The Mangrove Jack M54 yeast is probably your best bet for "warm" lager, but 21C is getting on the warm side for it, I'd try M54 first as it's easily available and see whether the result is drinkable by the barbarians, if the basement is too warm for M54 then you might want to try Bootleg Biology Oslo kveik, WHC Ubbe seems to be similar and is cheaper and more available.

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Post by mark14 » Thu May 07, 2020 3:11 pm

Kveik Norwegian Brewers Yeast espe #20, for stater, should be ok , now to find hops any suggestions please, thinking of light malt lme,and the rest of my original recipe

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Re: lager

Post by mark14 » Thu May 07, 2020 8:17 pm

i have warrior hops so 50 grams into boil with the rest original

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