Help 04 05 M44 as lager yeast

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willc76
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Help 04 05 M44 as lager yeast

Post by willc76 » Sat May 09, 2020 2:36 pm

I just made a brew thinking I had some lager yeast but I can’t find it

I do have
04
05
M44
“Craft cider yeast” probably it is actually champagne yeast

Or I have a few lagers with a yeast ring in the bottles but I would like to pitch yeast as soon as possible so might not have time to make a starter with that??

Will be fermenting in the garage which will probably be 10-12 degrees ambient this week which would have been perfect lager temps...

Thanks in advance everyone.

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Re: Help 04 05 M44 as lager yeast

Post by Northern Brewer » Sat May 09, 2020 9:10 pm

Probably a bit late but - not S-04 and not wine yeast. So it's a toss-up between US-05 and M44, not much to choose between them.

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Re: Help 04 05 M44 as lager yeast

Post by willc76 » Wed May 20, 2020 6:57 pm

Thanks NB - as it happens there was enough in a couple of bottles of other lager I brewed to make a starter in quick order and all has worked out fine.

Has been at 1 degree for a week so will be bottled soon. I used tapioca instead of rice flakes as we had some. Doesn’t seemed to have caused too much of an issue!

ES

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