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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WLP530 Yeast For Raison D'Etre?
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:16:02 AM »
My recipe is from Sam's book.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WLP530 Yeast For Raison D'Etre?
« on: October 26, 2013, 09:32:24 AM »
Fruitier is good as the recipe has 8 oz. of pureed raisins. I'm wondering if 8 oz. is enough for a 5.5 gallon batch?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WLP530 Yeast For Raison D'Etre?
« on: October 26, 2013, 07:52:48 AM »
dmtaylor - will you post that recipe?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WLP530 Yeast For Raison D'Etre?
« on: October 26, 2013, 07:45:10 AM »
I ask because I have a slurry of WLP530 already from a Westvleteren 12 clone.

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General Homebrew Discussion / WLP530 Yeast For Raison D'Etre?
« on: October 26, 2013, 07:34:08 AM »
I plan on brewing a Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre clone in a few weeks and would like to know how WLP530 will work with the batch. The recipe calls for 3522 Belgian Ardennes/WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast.

WLP550
Saisons, Belgian Ales, Belgian Reds, Belgian Browns, and White beers are just a few of the classic Belgian beer styles that can be created with this yeast strain. Phenolic and spicy flavors dominate the profile, with less fruitiness then WLP500.

Attenuation - 78-85%
Flocculation - Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp - 68-78°F
Alcohol Tolerance - Medium-High

WLP530
Used to produce Trappist style beers. Similar to WLP500, but is less fruity and more alcohol tolerant (up to 15% ABV). Excellent yeast for high gravity beers, Belgian ales, dubbels and trippels.

Attenuation - 75-80%
Flocculation - Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp - 66-72°F
Alcohol Tolerance - High

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Hops for Imperial Porter?
« on: October 23, 2013, 06:38:26 AM »
How does Perle sound for bittering and Fuggles at 30 and 0 for flavor and aroma?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Change in WLP007 Behavior (washed yeast)
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:57:09 AM »
Something odd I noticed about my WLP007 starter (washed)...

When I built my first starter the clumps were much large. After using that starter, washing it, then building another starter, the clumps are much smaller. It still drops pretty quick and compacts at the bottom.

The starter fermented quick too.

If the clumping is flocculation, then it is flocculating different now.

Should I not save this from the next batch, opt for a new vial & start saving again?

For those of you that have washed and reused WLP007 - do you see the same thing (smaller clumping) or is something different going on with mine?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flaked Oats
« on: October 04, 2013, 06:22:32 AM »
Are you working-up an oatmeal stout?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Thanks Denny
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:15:45 PM »
I'll chime in and thank Denny too. Always responsive to forums and personal messages. Thank you for helping me to improve my brewing over the years.

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Equipment and Software / Re: anyone use a hop spider
« on: August 18, 2013, 03:13:25 PM »
I use a 200 micron bag from Duda Diesel. Nothing worth worrying about gets through the 200 micron bag. I tried the paint strainers - too course. These "bags" are filters for bio-fuel processing. They are industrial strength and will last a lifetime. I bought 5 and still using the first 1 after three years.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP002 or WLP007 for Arrogant Bastard?
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:00:30 AM »
I haven't used 002 before ... will the two (002 vs. 007) impart different flavors?

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Yeast and Fermentation / WLP002 or WLP007 for Arrogant Bastard?
« on: July 25, 2013, 07:24:43 AM »
I've brewed A.B. several times now with WLP007. Last night I was reading The Craft of Stone Brewing and dagnabbit, nearly all of the recipes they provide cite either 002 or 007 for fermentation.

I am looking for feedback from those that have brewed A.B. with both 002 and 007 and the perceived/real differences between the two. For example, will 002 produce a maltier character vs. 007 drying the beer out?

And of the two, which do you prefer, and why?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Choice for Imperial Porter?
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:57:14 AM »
I do want maltiness. I've used 007 for Arrogant Bastards, not sure I get malt-forward out of it though.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Choice for Imperial Porter?
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:33:53 AM »
A pro-brewer friend provided a recipe for an imperial porter and suggested the following for the yeast.

"Good attenuating, malt accentuating, low ester producing ale strain. Look at the English & Scottish strains - find one without heavy aroma/estery character."

The starting OG is 1.084 and it should finish around 1.015.

Can someone suggest a good attenuating, malt accentuating, low ester producing English/Scottish ale yeast strain that would compliment an imperial porter?

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The Pub / Re: A Good Day to Die Hard movie review
« on: July 06, 2013, 08:20:10 PM »
What a crap movie ... I'm a B.W. fan, but this movie sucked balls.

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