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Offline timmyr

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Re: Yeast recommendations for hoppy pale ale split-batch
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2012, 06:59:37 AM »
WLP001 and WLP090 are my favorites.  I've never fermented them that low.  At 67 I get great results that really seem to let the hops shine.
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Yeast recommendations for hoppy pale ale split-batch
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2012, 07:32:52 AM »
U.  S.  0.  5. 

Don't get me wrong, White Labs is awesome.  Haven't used them much, but I'd guess the same of wyeast.  For hop-forward ales though, you can't beat this.  Particularly if you are using USA-grown hops (citrus, pine, some floral profiles), this yeast is cheap, generationally-stable, and will essentially do its work, get out of the way and let your hops and malt shine. 

HOWEVER, I will say that it does not seem to do much to ENHANCE hop/malt flavors (such as London Ale or whatever Sam Smiths IPA uses).  If you are looking for a versatile (temp-wise), neutral yeast, appropriate for an APA, I give full endorsement to US-05.
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