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WLP002 first experience
« on: April 10, 2014, 10:42:38 AM »
LHBS didn't have the yeast I wanted but did have WLP002.

This is fine because I was making a porter/stout.  Read the description and thought it would compliment fine.  No problems.

BTW - man liquid yeasts are expensive.  :o

Made my starter.  No issues.  Next day its floc'd out ... but I notice the yeast cake "jumping" or "bubbling".  Weird.  Cold-crashed the starter and the bubbling went away. 

Brewed and pitched my yeast.  Fermented great. But then the "jumping" or "bubbling" continued in primary for 3 weeks.  Thought I was infected.  I was freaked out.  This was an expensive brew.   :-[

Turns out this is normal for certain yeasts.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/wyeast-1968-jumping-globs-yeast-468093/

The sample I took tasted delicious.  And it fermented perfectly to anticipated FG.  So.  Didn't think I would use this yeast again... but I might.  The beer tastes great after all. 

Just weird first experience with this strain.  Thought I'd share for anyone else not familiar with "jumping" yeast. 



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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 10:48:45 AM »
Yep, the little "jumping" flocs are being lifted by CO2 coming out of solution. Nothing to worry about. 002 is very flocculant, but a great yeast overall.
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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 10:59:37 AM »
Just posted on your other thread.  I love the WY equivalent for my English ales.  Absolutely love it.

It's a weird sticky clumpy yeast, but it makes good beer better IMO.
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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 11:05:57 AM »
I don't even want to comment on what that looks like.

Wish the video was still available.
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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 11:14:18 AM »
I don't even want to comment on what that looks like.


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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 11:28:29 AM »
My experience is that 1768-PC does the same thing - less a slurry harvest than a dough harvest!  But the Bitters with it are awesome.
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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 01:12:18 PM »
Welcome to the magical world of Fuller's Yeast.  Looks like fermenting with cottage cheese but it makes good beer.

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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 01:50:01 PM »
Had a similar experience yesterday. Used WLP001, my first time using a White Labs vial. A couple of notes...no one told me that it acts like a shook up soda upon opening. The smell was out of this world, great stuff.

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Re: WLP002 first experience
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 10:37:22 PM »
Welcome to the magical world of Fuller's Yeast.  Looks like fermenting with cottage cheese but it makes good beer.

You should see WLP037 (Yorkshire Square). It makes Fullers look like a lager strain. The cake is so compact that you can tip your carboy/bucket completely over and it won't budge. I tried to take a gravity sample a little early on my barleywine, but I couldn't because my thief kept getting clogged.

Had a similar experience yesterday. Used WLP001, my first time using a White Labs vial. A couple of notes...no one told me that it acts like a shook up soda upon opening. The smell was out of this world, great stuff.

Maybe that's why they store them in 2L soda bottle blanks :)

Tip - open it slowly until you just start to hear it, or see bubbles rising in the vial. Close when they reach the top. Repeat a few times until you let enough of the pressure out.
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