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Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:13:26 AM »
Has anyone used Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop ? This is from their website "Dry Hop is a blend of A20 Citrus and A04 Barbarian.  When this blend goes to work on your hoppy beer, the hop aroma blows up.  The combination of these strains produces amazing aromas of citrus, peach and apricot that will accentuate your IPA, pale ale, and any other hop driven beer.

Temp: 64-74F, 18-23C // Flocculation: medium // Attenuation: 74-78%"

thinking of trying it with an ipa

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 12:58:13 PM »
I haven't tried it, but I'd be interested to know how it turns out for you.
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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 02:43:03 PM »
it is expensive but seems like something to try

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 03:05:30 PM »
it is expensive but seems like something to try

I have not tried that strain but I do like Imperial so far. It is expensive but apparently has twice as many cells as white labs or wyeast. The $3 extra that it costs for me is worth it for not having to worry about a starter for the beers that I brew.
On Tap/Bottled: Hopfenbier, Kurbis Marzen, Red Rye, Vienna Lager,      

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 03:31:09 PM »
It sounds like a blend of a moderate English yeast and WLP644 Sacch Trois.

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 04:04:49 PM »
it is expensive but seems like something to try

I have not tried that strain but I do like Imperial so far. It is expensive but apparently has twice as many cells as white labs or wyeast. The $3 extra that it costs for me is worth it for not having to worry about a starter for the beers that I brew.

just out of curiosity, what else from imperial have you tried?

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 05:43:10 PM »
it is expensive but seems like something to try

I have not tried that strain but I do like Imperial so far. It is expensive but apparently has twice as many cells as white labs or wyeast. The $3 extra that it costs for me is worth it for not having to worry about a starter for the beers that I brew.

just out of curiosity, what else from imperial have you tried?

So far just Dieter and Napoleon. I mostly use dry yeast but when I use liquid, I will probably go with Imperial for a while at least.
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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 07:46:00 PM »
thanks!

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 06:52:10 PM »
it is expensive but seems like something to try

I have not tried that strain but I do like Imperial so far. It is expensive but apparently has twice as many cells as white labs or wyeast. The $3 extra that it costs for me is worth it for not having to worry about a starter for the beers that I brew.

just out of curiosity, what else from imperial have you tried?

I know this wasn't directed at me, but my lhbs carries Imperial so I have been using it a lot, coupled with my resolution to branch out on trying new yeasts, I have some experience with them.

I've used their fullers train, tartan, rustic and wit yeast. I've like them all. The fullers train was a pin to get out of the can because its so flocculent and it the consistency of clay when it settles, but I was happy with it. It tastes like wyeast/wl fullers srtain to me.

The tartan is their Scottish yeast strain, and I really really like it. I used it in an Old Rasputin clone that I've made many times, and this was my favorite iteration of it.

The rustic is the Blaugies strain, and there is a fair amount if info out there on it, but it is now my go to saison yeast, and I make a fair amount of saison.

The wit yeast throws a fair bt of acid, which I like but some might find it a bit much.

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Re: Imperial Yeast A24 Dry Hop?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 07:58:46 AM »


just out of curiosity, what else from imperial have you tried?

I have used their version of the Fullers strain, Barbarian (Conan), Cable Car (the Anchor Steam strain), Joystick (Rogue Pacman), and Gateway lager.  I have had excellent results with all of them.  I just purchased a can of Urkel (Pilsner Urquell) for a lager I'm brewing next weekend.  For normal gravity lagers I don't bother with a starter, and have had no problems at all with lag or attenuation.  I do make sure that I have a fresh can; fortunately I am in the Portland area, and have always been able to pick up cans that are no more than 3 weeks old.