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Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« on: October 23, 2013, 04:45:50 AM »
Has anyone tried it yet?
Wondering where it comes from and if anyone has any additional info.




Wyeast 1217-PC West Coast IPA

Available October-December

 

Beer Styles: American IPA, Imperial IPA, American Pale Ale, American brown ale, Red Ales, Scottish Ales


Profile: This strain is ideally suited to the production of west-coast style American craft beers, especially pale, IPA, red, and specialties. Thorough attenuation, temp tolerance, and good flocculation make this an easy strain to work with. Flavor is balanced neutral with mild ester formation at warmer temps, allowing hops, character malts, and flavorings to show through.

Alcohol tolerance: 10% ABV
Flocculation: Medium-high
Attenuation: 73-80%
Temperature Range: 62-74°F (17-23°C)

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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 05:22:17 PM »
Has anyone tried it yet?
Wondering where it comes from and if anyone has any additional info.

Wyeast 1217-PC West Coast IPA

Available October-December

I'll chime in to say I'd like to hear any experiences as well, especially a brewer's comparison to 1056/001.  Specs show greater potential attenuation for 1217 vs 1056 yet higher flocculation with 1217 as well.  Interesting.

This would be a good strain to batch split with 1056 on your next IPA.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 06:48:51 PM »
I tried to buy some of this last week for an APA I was brewing.  My LHBS didn't get any in their weekly Wyeast shipment because Wyeast was out of stock/backordered on the West Coast IPA yeast.  I guess it has been popular?
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 07:18:19 PM »
Yeah, the 1217 sounds pretty interesting. Gonna see if my LHBS has it (or can get it).  If it works as advertised hopefully it'll be added as a year round. Hopefully somebody will get it and post results soon.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 07:24:09 AM »
Seems like a strange release for the winter. I guess IPA is a year-round drink but it seems like an IPA-focused strain would come out in the spring or early summer.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 09:36:06 AM »
I don't think so. Gives you time to do a test batch, brew one for NHC, then repitch and brew a few for spring/summer


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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 11:31:19 AM »
How many 1056-esque strains does one need?
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 09:05:18 AM »
Just pitched into a 1.058 IPA/Pale Ale this weekend. It's has already taken off at 62 degrees in less than 12 hours. I will report back in a couple weeks with my verdict. Plan on then using it in a bigger beer later on.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 09:44:41 AM »
Looks like Wyeast's version of WLP090 San Diego super yeast.

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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2013, 09:58:17 AM »
Looks like Wyeast's version of WLP090 San Diego super yeast.
My thoughts too.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 09:58:32 AM »
Just pitched into a 1.058 IPA/Pale Ale this weekend. It's has already taken off at 62 degrees in less than 12 hours. I will report back in a couple weeks with my verdict. Plan on then using it in a bigger beer later on.

Looking forward to hearing what you think, Mike.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 10:05:19 AM »
I don't think so. Gives you time to do a test batch, brew one for NHC, then repitch and brew a few for spring/summer

That makes sense.
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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2014, 06:56:11 AM »
Just pitched into a 1.058 IPA/Pale Ale this weekend. It's has already taken off at 62 degrees in less than 12 hours. I will report back in a couple weeks with my verdict. Plan on then using it in a bigger beer later on.

Looking forward to hearing what you think, Mike.

Me too.  It has been a while, but wondering about your impressions.

I used it in a west coast bitter.... I was shocked at how fast it went. Done in 4 days, but I did ferment a little warm - 68.
Sample tasted pretty clean.  But bitter.  :o
Thinking of using it in an IIPA next.

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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 03:01:21 PM »
I worked it in an APA and an IIPA.  Tastes clean/neutral, good floc, rapid and vigorous ferment.  It made beer. 

I might say generally unremarkable for any flavor contributions.

What did you think there brewmichigan? 

How many 1056-esque strains does one need?

I think I might be with Kyle here.  It did seem a bit more vigorous and faster that my 1056 ferments?  Could have just been my wort.

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Re: Wyeast 1217 - Private Collection - West Coast IPA
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 07:53:31 AM »
I would generally agree with what pinnah said. The beer finished fairly dry, 1.012 or so, but did have nice mouth feel. The hops were on display without the malt disappearing. I'll use it again but I would need to try it next to the same beer made with 1056 to really be able to notice a difference.
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