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Lager yeast.

Postby Dennis King » Mon Jun 12, 2017 19:31

The only thing I won at this years festival was a Coopers lager kit in the raffle. :( Having spent a lot of the weekend in the company of the famous Yorkshire skin flint I'm not going to throw it away so I'm looking to jazz it up and possibly make it drinkable. The first thought was yeast so looking for ideas on a decent lager yeast that may help. As a lager is a one off for me I'm looking for a dried yeast sold by the malt miller as I'm ordering from him next week. Any recommendations please.
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Rolfster » Mon Jun 12, 2017 19:42

I think that some coopers lagers cone with lager yeast? I guess this one doesn't?
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Dennis King » Mon Jun 12, 2017 20:09

Rolfster wrote:I think that some coopers lagers cone with lager yeast? I guess this one doesn't?


It has got a yeast I'm hoping to find a yeast to improve on it.
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 22:32

Dennis King wrote:The only thing I won at this years festival was a Coopers lager kit in the raffle. :( Having spent a lot of the weekend in the company of the famous Yorkshire skin flint I'm not going to throw it away so I'm looking to jazz it up and possibly make it drinkable. The first thought was yeast so looking for ideas on a decent lager yeast that may help. As a lager is a one off for me I'm looking for a dried yeast sold by the malt miller as I'm ordering from him next week. Any recommendations please.


Ferment it out with some Nottingham and dry hop with Bobek.... "BOOM" Nice pale ale...
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 22:34

Can send you some if you want.... PM me your addy Den and I'll send you some anyway for a brew.... On me, don't want owt :o ..... Not yet anyway.. :whistle:
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 22:36

Or bang fotty T.bags in.... Lol
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Dennis King » Mon Jun 12, 2017 22:55

Got some Notty mate, always keep a couple of packs in case of emergency's but cheers mate must have been hard to offer to give something away.
Also I want to make it as near a lager as possible.
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 23:09

Send Cyclops a PM, he might send you some proper lager yeast...
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 07:42

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:Send Cyclops a PM, he might send you some proper lager yeast...

They make Carling.......... :whistle:
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Rhys » Tue Jun 13, 2017 16:09

All depends on ability to control temperature. I like Malt Millers Mangrove Jack Lager yeasts. If you can only ferment at ale temperatures then perhaps Mangrove Jack Californian Lager Yeast M54 would be a better bet.
https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.p ... uctId=1133
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Dennis King » Tue Jun 13, 2017 19:32

Rhys wrote:All depends on ability to control temperature. I like Malt Millers Mangrove Jack Lager yeasts. If you can only ferment at ale temperatures then perhaps Mangrove Jack Californian Lager Yeast M54 would be a better bet.
https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.p ... uctId=1133


Cheers Rhys temperature control is no problem.
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Rhys » Wed Jun 14, 2017 00:01

I now use WLP 830 but if it has to be dried I have used
https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.p ... oductId=72
To be honest though I have no idea what's in a lager kit so any lager yeast could be just as good,
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Dennis King » Wed Jun 14, 2017 19:28

Rhys wrote:I now use WLP 830 but if it has to be dried I have used
https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.p ... oductId=72
To be honest though I have no idea what's in a lager kit so any lager yeast could be just as good,


I may be wrong but I thought I had read somewhere Coopers used the same yeast in all their kits whatever the style.
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Rhys » Wed Jun 14, 2017 23:30

Ahg !!!! I meant any lager yeast such as a bohemian, Munich or even something from further north, would be ok, but no idea what lager style the Coopers extract is aiming for. If Coopers are using the same yeast in everything it's hardly going to be a lager , just a "lager like" Californian
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby Aleman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 14:24

Nice Saaz Hop tea as well.

Coopers use their ale yeast in all bar the European Pilsner kit IIRC. Personally A couple of sachets of a 'Named' yeast will work better W34/70 is my go to . ..s-23 has good results, I hate S-189
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Re: Lager yeast.

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Jun 15, 2017 17:14

Bang Notty in.... It's an award winning brewing yeast. :whistle:
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