CML California common yeast

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  1. Aug 11, 2018 #1

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    Anyone brewed with this? Is it quick to finish like the other CML yeasts? Did you lager the resulting brew?

    I've got a Kentucky common on with it so would welcome any advice.
     
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    Hi!
    I made a California Common with this yeast. Cold crashed and kegged after 2 weeks in the FV although fermentation seemed to be over quickly - it was an experimental open vessel brew. Force carbed and kept keg cool in the fridge. I drank this beer virtually immediately. It didn't last long!
    Best brew I've made!
     
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    I used it on an Anchor Steam clone. I left it two weeks before cold crashing so don't know if it was quick for me. The beer was tremendous.
     
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    Thanks both. Think I will follow your lead and give it the usual 2 weeks in the FV plus a cold crash, then package.
     
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    What style of beers does this yeast suit? I’ve got a couple of sachets in the fridge
     
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    it is for a steam beer or a pseudo lager type
     
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    Hi!
    It's best suited to a California Common - a lager-like beer brewed at ale temperatures.
     
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    A basic Cali Common is incredibly easy to do. 90% pilsner malt, 10% crystal, Northern Brewer to 45IBU.

    Probably my favourite beer style to make.
     
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    What colour crystal is recommended or is whatever you prefer?
     
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    Going to brew a Vienna lager next and think I will replace the usual two packs of lager yeast with this yeast to save a few quid and speed the brew up
     
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    I just use medium crystal. I’ve also experimented with adding a bit of rye and Munich but I’ll be back to basics for the next time I make it.
     
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    Finally got round to using this yeast, made an rye ipa 50% rye 50% marris otter, hopped with Amarillo.

    Thought I would brew it at the top end temp 22C just to spice things up.

    Will let you know how it turns out in a few weeks.

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    I recently used this at about 16C recently to make a cascade/centennial blonde
     
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    Same for me McQul just used it at 16/17c on a Blonde which is now cold crashing in the garage temps of about 7c
     

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