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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.

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?




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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.


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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