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WLP007 vs WLP002
« on: January 25, 2012, 10:10:39 AM »
I bought some 007 to try in English Ales. Does anyone know what strain this is?  Its supposed to be more attenuative than 002 but has anyone compared them?  I found 002 better when I re-pitched it. I'm gonna try it anyway but how does it compare in British ales?  I was planning on using it in an English IPA.

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Re: WLP007 vs WLP002
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 10:15:50 AM »
Its the Whitbread strain.  It's my go yeast for English Styles.  Here's a handy chart

http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm

I've been down selecting yeasts recently to simplify life.  I reckon with WLP 001, 007, 028, 380 and 550 I've got most things covered (I dont do lagers) and I keep populations of each in the fridge.

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Re: WLP007 vs WLP002
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 10:24:17 AM »
I think you will like WLP007, especially in an English IPA.  It has pretty much become my house strain and has replaced WLP001 and WLP002 for most of my English and American ales.  I get pretty consistent results with this yeast everytime.  It always  attenuates to 75+%, focculates very similar to WLP002, ferments out in less than 3 days, and in my experience does not require a diacetyl rest.  It has more restrained English yeast characteristics than WLP002, but has more character than WLP001.  I have had no issues with yeast harvesting and repitching.  I generally pitch at 66F and let it free rise to 69F and hold.  The one thing it may be more apt to do is create fusels since it does ferment so vigourously.

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Re: WLP007 vs WLP002
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:29:29 AM »
I think you will like WLP007, especially in an English IPA.  It has pretty much become my house strain and has replaced WLP001 and WLP002 for most of my English and American ales.  I get pretty consistent results with this yeast everytime.  It always  attenuates to 75+%, focculates very similar to WLP002, ferments out in less than 3 days, and in my experience does not require a diacetyl rest.  It has more restrained English yeast characteristics than WLP002, but has more character than WLP001.  I have had no issues with yeast harvesting and repitching.  I generally pitch at 66F and let it free rise to 69F and hold.  The one thing it may be more apt to do is create fusels since it does ferment so vigourously.

I've experienced similar results.
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Re: WLP007 vs WLP002
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 12:54:59 PM »
This cropped up (pardon the pun) recently with a less specific title: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=10402.0
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Re: WLP007 vs WLP002
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 05:21:35 PM »
its what the head brewer at Stone (Steve) says to use if you clone their beers...
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Re: WLP007 vs WLP002
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 05:31:28 PM »
its what the head brewer at Stone (Steve) says to use if you clone their beers...

I use in my Ruination inspired IPA, and it comes out really well.