apple cider/beer and yeast

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apple cider/beer and yeast

Postby spgriffin » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:06 pm

So I wanted to make a beer with cider, but not a cider per se. So, I made an amber at a abv at 5.1 with 1.125 of Liberty at boil.

I then added one gallon of cider at flame out. Fermented with Amer Ale II to hopefully match the fruitiness that ca come from the yeast to help bring out some of the apple flavor.

Question: After fermenting at typical ale temp for this type of yeast, can I then transfer the beer to a secondary and toss in a lager strain and drop the temp to 55?
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Postby slothrob » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:24 am

You could, but I'm not sure if it will have a noticeable effect. You probably want to add an actively fermenting starter in this case, to get the yeast to work after the shock of being added to a finished beer.

I'm curious, what are you trying to get from the lager yeast? A little more attenuation?
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Postby spgriffin » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:49 pm

I was trying to get more attenuation, drier finish.
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Postby slothrob » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:23 am

I'd be curious to hear how this comes out.
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Postby spgriffin » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:33 pm

Came out great. I think I'll do this for every Winter. I carbed it in a keg and it bubbles up nicely. I guessed at how I wanted it to come out and seems fine, I may add more CO2 next time around to get more bubbles from i, but good enough to drink.
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Postby Suthrncomfrt1884 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:43 pm

I would imagine this came out fairly dry without the lager yeast? Apple juice usually ferments out pretty well, not leaving a whole lot of flavor behind, but enough to taste. I make an apple wine from another forum that is just apple juice with sugar and montrochet yeast. It ferments out very dry, but that's because of all the extra sugar.
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