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Anyone ever try to ferment a Scotch-ish Ale with Kolsch yeast?


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#1 Genesee Ted

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:29 PM

I’ll have a big cake of it here in a couple weeks, kinda hoping to use it again. Seems like it should work pretty good. Probably shoot for 7-8% beer. The strain is WLP029

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:09 PM

I don't see a reason why it would not work.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:45 PM

I don't see a reason why it would not work.

 

This.  Both styles (IMO) should be fermented relatively cool, say, at or even a bit below 60°F, followed by a period of cold-conditioning.

 

The only potential issue  I see is post-ferment clarifying, as kolsch yeasts are notorious for being slow/stubborn floccers, where as Scottish yeasts (my only experience is with 1728) tend to flocc on demand.


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#4 ER Pemberton

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

Yes, it would work but I feel like I would miss that Scottish character from the yeast. 029/2565 are both poor floccers but I have gotten them clear before.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:42 PM

Scotch ales are a huge thing around here. They vary quite a bit and who knows exactly how to style various ones are. It’s become it’s own kind of thing around here. It all kind of built up from the questionable style guide book and then just become a bit of a marketing twist on malty amber ales. And that’s fine. I think I’ve got a great one in the works

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 04:33 AM

I usually find them kind of hot alcohol tasting but it's been a while since I've tried making one.
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