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Offline gmac

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Pilsner with WLP833?
« on: February 24, 2013, 10:00:29 AM »
I found a vial of WLP833 that had just reached it's expiration date.  I put it in a 1 L starter and then decanted that and added 2 more L of starter wort  to build it back up and it's going along nicely.
But, I'm not 100% sure what to make with it.  I was originally thinking Maibock for spring but I was wondering if a lower alcohol pilsner would be alright.  I'm not that big on higher abv beers.  What do you think this yeast would do if I used it in a 4.5% pils style?  I normally would use the Mexican Lager strain for this but since I have this yeast ready maybe I'll use it instead.  This should also give me a decent pitch of healthier yeast if I wanted to make a batch or two of O'fest like everyone else is doing...

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Re: Pilsner with WLP833?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 10:57:25 AM »
WLP website indicates 833 has gained popularity for use in a CAP.
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Re: Pilsner with WLP833?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 11:11:52 AM »
I think it would make a great German Pils or Helles.  Go for it!

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Re: Pilsner with WLP833?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 12:58:08 PM »
833 will be a little more malty than 830, but will make a fine Pils.
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Re: Pilsner with WLP833?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 02:04:17 PM »
I just used it in a bopils and the hydro samples so far have been fantastic. 
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Re: Pilsner with WLP833?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 07:59:58 AM »
833 will be a little more malty than 830, but will make a fine Pils.

Yes it will.  I believe Ron's Ringler Pils used 833 and it was awesome.
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