can I use lager yeast after using ale yeast?


10 Aug 2010

my beer’s been fermenting for 6 days now Im planning to add lager yeast and store for 6 weeks more any thoughts?

2 Responses to can I use lager yeast after using ale yeast?


Dave C

August 10th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I wouldn’t waste my time.

The sugars should have all been consumed by the ale yeast. Any additional yeast would be a waste.

However, I have read that storing your fermentation vessel in a colder area for a week or so will mellow out some of the harshness of your brew. STORE, NOT RE-FERMENT!!
Just make sure you are using a glass NOT plastic ferm. vess.

Remember, STORE, NOT RE-FERMENT, at about 50 – 60 degrees F.

Of course it depends on the style of ale you are brewing.



August 10th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

My answer is to agree with and support this first answer.

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