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Offline BrewingRover

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Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:04:18 AM »
I brewed a steam beer with this (sue me, Anchor  8) ) and would like to use the yeast cake in something else. None of Wyeast's suggested styles are all that appealing.
   Baltic Porter
   Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
   Cream Ale
   Other Smoked Beer
   Premium American Lager
   Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

I'd consider a Baltic Porter, but I've got a plenty of high gravity beers going right now. I was thinking maybe a 1554 type pseudo-lager. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 11:43:53 AM »
Its my understanding that you can generally make pretty decent lagers with this yeast.

From a BN podcast, Jamil mentioned that this yeast makes a great baltic porter.

You can also use it in place of 1056/WLP001/S05 at lower temps.
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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 12:05:30 PM »
Its my understanding that you can generally make pretty decent lagers with this yeast.

Not IMO, but maybe that's just me.
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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 08:46:07 PM »
I have used it to make a hoppy amber lager a few times. I am happy with the result at cellar temps (low to mid 60's) instead of lager temp. I wouldn't use it for a pilsner or anything but with the heavy hop load and a bit of crystal, I'm happy with the result.
I can post the ingredients I used if interested. It was started as a clone attempt for a local beer called "Barking Squirrel" that I like. Still not 100% cloned but I like it.

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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 10:29:55 PM »
Years ago I did a SMASH with 2112: Vienna malt and Northern Brewer.  (Actually it was White Labs' version of this yeast, WLP810.)  I entered it in the local homebrew competition as a Classic American Pilsner and took first place.  One of the judges later told me it was the best CAP he ever had.  Nothing wrong with that yeast!

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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 07:05:31 PM »
You could do alt or
clean fermented American ale fermented at 68F.
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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 09:31:04 PM »
I hope it makes light hybrids cuz I've got one going right now at 55°

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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 03:18:07 PM »
I have used it to make a hoppy amber lager a few times. I am happy with the result at cellar temps (low to mid 60's) instead of lager temp. I wouldn't use it for a pilsner or anything but with the heavy hop load and a bit of crystal, I'm happy with the result.
I can post the ingredients I used if interested. It was started as a clone attempt for a local beer called "Barking Squirrel" that I like. Still not 100% cloned but I like it.

Thanks, please post your recipe.

You could do alt or
clean fermented American ale fermented at 68F.

I may give an alt a shot, too, thanks.
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Re: Other uses for Wyeast 2112
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 09:19:55 AM »

From a BN podcast, Jamil mentioned that this yeast makes a great baltic porter.


I also believe Jamil mentioned that this would make a great Robust Porter.  At least, that's what I hope he said.  I've got a Cali Common going in primary now and plan to repitch for my next Robust Porter.