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Nodima

Post Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:07 pm

Dual Brew Lager and Ale

Planning of trying to brew a 10 gallon batch of beer, and considering splitting it into a pair of 5 gallon batches, one with ale yeast (either S04 or S05) and the other as a lager, (either CA common, or S23)

Thinking of a lighter bodied beer, starting around 1.040 to 1.045 or so. The following bill got me 1.042 on a recent batch.

Grains
13 lb pale
.25 lb crystal 60
1.25 lb wheat

Stuck on the hops? Anything come to mind? Thinking German Hallertauer possibly.

Anyone have experience with this before?

Thanks

Nodima
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cvarcoe

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Post Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:52 pm

Re: Dual Brew Lager and Ale

No, but any noble hop would work fine, including sterling, liberty, etc.
I would like to know how US 05 compares to california common, especially as they might be fermented at similar temps.
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Nodima

Post Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:46 pm

Re: Dual Brew Lager and Ale

The plan is to brew this on Sunday. Along with the grains listed in the original post, I got 4 oz of Hallertaur(sp). The yeast is S23 for the lager half, the ale half will be a cake from a pale ale brewed this past sunday. Planning to ferment in the basement at about 55 degrees ambient, and may try to work the lager lower using swamp cooler technology. Originally I thought I'd ferment the ale upstairs, but may elect to do that in the basement as well. Interesting thought.

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