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WLP029 for wheatwine
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:10:48 PM »
I am brewing a 10 gallon batch of kolsch next weekend and will have a big cake of wlp 029 available a few weeks after that. I could brew a porter to use that cake but I also have a 100% wheat brew planned. and I thought that it might work well there as well. Gonna be 100% wheat malt bittered with heather tips.

Single Wheat and Single Heather makes is a SWaSH so it's called SWaSH Buckler
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 07:46:04 PM »
I love it! Great name for a beer!
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WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 09:33:02 PM »
Haha that's a great name and a very interesting brew as well. I recently bought a book called sacred and herbal healing beers and it has some great information and history on heather and it's use in brewing. Just thought I'd share that with you
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 08:03:11 AM »
I have experimented a couple times with WLP029 in higher gravity beers and did not like the results. Seems to throw some weird esters.
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 08:40:56 AM »
I have experimented a couple times with WLP029 in higher gravity beers and did not like the results. Seems to throw some weird esters.

cool, that's what I was looking for. I guess Errol (A swash buckler) will have to use a different yeast. maybe a weizen yeast. guess I best plan a porter.
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 09:21:58 AM »
Not sure about the WLP029, but I prefer my heather beers bursted or late hopped so to speak.  I generally do 4oz at 10 minutes and 0.  Usually a low neutral bittering hop at the beginning.  And a little heather honey for some complexity!

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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 11:45:41 AM »
Not sure about the WLP029, but I prefer my heather beers bursted or late hopped so to speak.  I generally do 4oz at 10 minutes and 0.  Usually a low neutral bittering hop at the beginning.  And a little heather honey for some complexity!

no hops here. lots of heather throughout.
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 05:38:02 PM »
The Colorado State Fair BOS Wheatwine aged in a barrel was fermented with an American ale yeast.
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 05:50:57 AM »
I have experimented a couple times with WLP029 in higher gravity beers and did not like the results. Seems to throw some weird esters.

cool, that's what I was looking for. I guess Errol (A swash buckler) will have to use a different yeast. maybe a weizen yeast. guess I best plan a porter.

I almost didn't want to tell you that because there seems to have been so little experimentation with this strain at higher gravities. But it did not make a beer I enjoyed the two times I tries it, and basically it was all pilsner malt with a portion of sucrose, basically a tripel grain bill and a kolsch yeast (wlp029). Tried two iterations and ended up dumping them both.
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Re: WLP029 for wheatwine
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 06:11:34 AM »
Haha that's a great name and a very interesting brew as well. I recently bought a book called sacred and herbal healing beers and it has some great information and history on heather and it's use in brewing. Just thought I'd share that with you

I have that book. It's a good read and has lots of great idea for 'non-traditional' fermentations, Might well have been where I got the idea for heather beer in the first place.
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