I have experimented a couple times with WLP029 in higher gravity beers and did not like the results. Seems to throw some weird esters.
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!
Quote from: majorvices on August 26, 2012, 08:03:11 AMI 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.
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