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Offline Brewtweak

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Looking for input on an IPA using WLP008
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:29:30 PM »
I went to the LHBS to get stuff for an IPA I'm brewing Friday. Of course they are out of WLP001. I settled on WLP008 but I've never used it before although white labs says it's suitable for an IPA. I'm wondering if I should adjust my mash parameters to account for the slight less attenuation. Not sure if there's anything to be done for less hop character with this yeast strain. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Recipe is as follows:

2.5 gallon
1.068 SG
IBU - 60

4.5 lbs 2 row
1 lb Maris otter
13.6 oz. Vienna
3.4 oz. crystal 40
3.4 oz. carapils
.34 oz. centennial - 60 min
.23 oz. centennial - 45 min
.23 oz. centennial - 30 min
.34 oz. centennial - 15 min
.23 oz. centennial - 0 min
.5 oz. centennial - dryhop 14 days
.42 oz. cascade - dryhop 14 days
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Re: Looking for input on an IPA using WLP008
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 12:37:19 PM »
I suppose you could mash a couple degrees lower, but you might not notice the difference. Are you using water software ? Bru'nwater's pale ale profile uses a healthy amount of gypsum which emphasizes hop character - it's a great hoppy beer profile. Worst case, you could add a teaspoon of gypsum to your kettle. Make gypsum your friend for hoppy beers.
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Re: Looking for input on an IPA using WLP008
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 12:45:48 PM »
I suppose you could mash a couple degrees lower, but you might not notice the difference. Are you using water software ? Bru'nwater's pale ale profile uses a healthy amount of gypsum which emphasizes hop character - it's a great hoppy beer profile. Worst case, you could add a teaspoon of gypsum to your kettle. Make gypsum your friend for hoppy beers.
Good ideas! According to Bru'nwater, I think my hoppy pale profile has me at around 230ppm of sulfate. I was planning to mash at around 153 so maybe an even 150F mash would do the trick. I know Martin likes his hoppy beers around 300ppm so I have some wiggle room. Thanks for the ideas!
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Re: Looking for input on an IPA using WLP008
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 09:24:13 AM »
Any reason you wouldn't use US-05?

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Re: Looking for input on an IPA using WLP008
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 09:54:27 AM »
Nothing wrong with 008. I still prefer 001 but I've made some fine American styles with 008. Hops came through just fine and it eventually settled brilliantly clear with a little cold conditioning.