Belgian Steam?

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Belgian Steam?

Postby wouldy » Sat Jul 26, 2003 7:11 pm

I was at the chicago beer convention last month and recieved a few samples of WyEast, and am wondering how to use them, maybe you guys could help?

I realy like California Steam beer. I have received a belgian lager yeast, and am wondering if this would taste OK? I don't have the capacity to brew lagers and don't want to waste this yeast, but I also don't want to waste about $30 if this marriage would not work out.

Next I received an american ale yeast, and was wondering if it would work in a Sierra Nevada Pale ale clone? And if it would, has anyone got a clone recipe for that?

Thanks in advance,
Rusti
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Are you sure?

Postby fitz » Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:32 am

You say it is a Belgian LAGER Yeast?
I know of Belgian ales, Lambics, Wheats, but didn't know of a belgian lager yeast strain by Wyeast.
Anyway, if it isn't a Lambic yeast, it should do fine. Try it and tell us your results
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Bohemian Steam

Postby wouldy » Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:03 pm

Ah, upon further inspection it is bohemian lager yeast. Sorry, about that. I will give it a try. Should i use any cali common beer recipe and just switch the yeasts?

Anyone heard of a Sierra Nevada pale ale clone?
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Probably closer

Postby fitz » Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:01 am

Probably closer to the original than you suspect.
As stated before steam beer was originally formed from the settlers in Cali. that tried to make beer as they knew which was a lager, but they didn't have refridgeration. Most likely they were German immigrants, so the Bohemian lager yeast is probably a good choice for historic correctness.
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