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Offline jimrod

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White Labs 070 bourbon yeast
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:15:16 AM »
Has anyone used this WLP 070 Bourbon yeast to make beer or mead or cider? 80% attenuation.
I thought it would give some interesting characteristics to a cider. Any comments?
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Re: White Labs 070 bourbon yeast
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 11:25:37 AM »
I am considering using it in a Kentucky Common, but have yet to do it.

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Re: White Labs 070 bourbon yeast
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:58:10 AM »
It might, though in my experience the characteristics listed for a wine/beer/cider yeast don't necessarily show up in another category. I think the flavor precursors just aren't there. Won't hurt to try though!

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Re: White Labs 070 bourbon yeast
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 06:54:37 AM »
I panicked, couldn't get the bourbon yeast to start fast enough, there was no action within the first 36 hours.
Famous last words," I should have made a starter''........I ended up ALSO using 4 packages of Lavlin 71B- 1122.
Now this should be interesting.

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Re: White Labs 070 bourbon yeast
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 10:16:40 AM »
Not sure if this topic is dead or not, but thought I'd throw something in. We were very curious about this yeast after tasting at White Labs last year. They had a flight with the same beer fermented with four different yeasts, one being the bourbon yeast. That got us started thinking. We brewed an extra large batch of milk stout yesterday. After transferring the main batch to the boil we had enough wort for a second 5 gallon batch, no lactose. I pitched the bourbon yeast last night and about two hours later it had already started. This morning it was flying.

I'll keep my eye in this post in case there is interest and report back the results.

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