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Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:26:03 AM »
Anyone ever compare these strains in an American wheat beer?  Differences if any?  I would expect the Chico to eventually flocuate better but beyond that?

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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 09:30:28 AM »
Completely different flavor.  1010 has a tartness to it that I've never cared for.
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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 08:56:15 AM »
As I believe 1010 is the Widmer strain, I would comment that I don't think it is necessarily a "wheat beer yeast" but just a basic American ale yeast with a bit more character than 1056. I find widmer's pale ale and black IPA to be severely underrated. That said, chico is so consistent that I have never even tried using 1010.

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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 09:07:07 AM »
I like to use a kolsch strain as a yeast in my american wheat beers.

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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 09:09:55 AM »
As I believe 1010 is the Widmer strain, I would comment that I don't think it is necessarily a "wheat beer yeast" but just a basic American ale yeast with a bit more character than 1056. I find widmer's pale ale and black IPA to be severely underrated. That said, chico is so consistent that I have never even tried using 1010.

AFAIK, 1010 has German origins.
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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 09:14:31 AM »
As I believe 1010 is the Widmer strain, I would comment that I don't think it is necessarily a "wheat beer yeast" but just a basic American ale yeast with a bit more character than 1056. I find widmer's pale ale and black IPA to be severely underrated. That said, chico is so consistent that I have never even tried using 1010.

AFAIK, 1010 has German origins.
+1.  I always heard it was more or less an alt strain.
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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 07:55:37 PM »
I have read that it is the Widmer strain, but made its way from Zum Uerige.
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Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 09:11:30 PM »
1007 is more like the Uerige strain. 1010 is what it morphed into.
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