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Murray

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So I've bought a Coopers Pilsener tin and kilo of stuff for my father's birthday (day before christmas). While sticking the yeast in the fridge as soon as I got it home I noticed it was a different yeast to the normal Coopers gold foil stuff. I was assuming they would pack it with a normal ale yeast as they do with their lager.

On further investigation it turns out the recommended fermentation range for this yeast is 17-25C. Either it is a lager yeast and they are giving bad information, or it is a different strain of ale yeast. Anyway, Dad ferments his beer at about 26C and I can't change his mind.

Does anyone know the answer? I'm considering turfing the packet and giving him a couple of the more temperature-tolerant Coopers yeast packets.
 

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I remember reading somewhere that they use a lager yeast for their pilsener and bavarian lager. All the rest I think are their regular ale yeast.

17-25 sounds a bit high though.
 

Murray

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Here we go, quick reply from Coopers.

Hello Murray, we supply a true Lager yeast with the Pilsner kit and it will work quite well down to 14C. Best results are achieved below 20C.

Cheers, frank.
That sounds much better.
 

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Is it the Silver packet?? Got anymore descriptions?
 

Murray

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Yes, it is in the silver packet. Its at home so I'll give more details later.
 
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The brewmaster and International and Heritage series have appropriate yeasts with the kits.

Still not enough, of course, for a real lager flavor 24g would be a better amount to pitch, and the temperature be under 12C

Small steps. . .

Jovial Monk

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