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Would a higher temp say 25c give a different taste to brewing say 18c just out of curiosity also i always do lager can o goop kits thanks. 

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Which would you recommend? i bottled mine two weeks ago and it was quite warm when I done it probably like 23-25c tastes kind of cidery when i tried one tonufht Would that pass if i leave it to condition? 

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It may go away in time. If you don't like that flavor, the two easiest ways to prevent it are to use all or a majority of malt extract along with the kit instead of dextrose or sugar, and ferment it lower around 18-20 degrees.

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Cool then i used brew enhancer 1 just cause i got it with the kit so 2 or 3 would be a better taste that way or maybe a different mix i could do myself? Just done the canadian blonde that was between around 20 most the time with a muntons brew enhancer hopefully that's less cidery then

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2 or 3 would be better, 3 probably better than 2. Otherwise yes you can mix your own up. 1kg dry malt and 200-300g dextrose would go alright, or you can leave out the dextrose, or use 700-800g dry malt with the 200-300g dextrose etc. There's no right mix, just whatever tastes best to you. Play around with it a bit, but a lower fermentation temp is the key to avoiding cidery flavors.

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The lager cans come with an ale yeast so 25 degrees should be ok I'd reckon - maybe as Otto said, the cidery taste might go away in time.  I'm about to make one up as well and I'm going to use a mix of 800 Light Malt, 100 Dex & 100 Maltodexrin, so not far off from Otto again. There is a lager yeast called Californian Lager M54 which I'm going to use - it can be used at about 20 degrees and doesn't need lagering. Basically it's a lager yeast that can be used like an ale yeast... I've got a pilsner festering away on it at the moment and it's going gangbusters.

 

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Fermentation at the lower end of the recommended temperature range is more likely to produce cleaner smelling and tasting beer. It's mentioned just after the 3min mark of this vid.

 

 

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With the cooler weather coming in in going to try that yeast and the lower temp with my own mix of the 3 but a higher malt mix see how thay goes thanks very much for the help also guys muchly appreciated as im very new to this! 

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