Author Topic: Irish Ale Yeast WL04 vs English Ale Yeast WL02  (Read 591 times)

Offline ericksonpa

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Irish Ale Yeast WL04 vs English Ale Yeast WL02
« on: March 27, 2013, 05:36:58 PM »
Got home from my LHBS the other day and noticed they gave me the WL04 instead of the WL02 that I had ordered.  Shame on me for not checking before leaving the store.
I am brewing an English Pale Ale and called the store (45 minutes away) to let them know about the mistake but didn't have the time to go back and get the right one.  So, I brewed that day anyway and used the 04.  I checked the profiles and both can be used in the English Pale Ale, but I am wondering if I am going to get any major flavor changes due to their mistake and my desire to brew right then and there.
Any thoughts as to what I am going to get?
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Re: Irish Ale Yeast WL04 vs English Ale Yeast WL02
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 07:41:06 PM »
I've made bitter with 004, it will be just fine. I much prefer 004 to 002. I'vee had 002 stall and under attenuate. I've never been disappointed with the Irish yeast.

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Re: Irish Ale Yeast WL04 vs English Ale Yeast WL02
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 05:18:33 AM »
I find WLP004 less fruity than WLP002 at certain temperatures. A minor detail for me.
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