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Cali V
« on: March 29, 2017, 01:56:41 PM »
Anyone else really enjoy this strain?  I am having a lot of good beers turned out with 051.  It's turned out some really interesting and refreshing ales.  From Blonde-Stout.  I am now considering a English bitter.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 02:45:54 PM »
Yes, one that I use. Perfect for the historic Ballantine IPA I brew from time to time.
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Re: Cali V
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 10:59:46 PM »
So it's just me and you hopfenundmalz.  All the same to me, I love this strain.  It's my new go to American Ale, and I have issues using it in any style ale yet that's not weissbier, belgian, or sour.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 04:27:06 PM »
I use the Wyeast equivalent WY1272 and like it a lot.  Slightly thicker mouthfeel than Chico.

Try the dry yeast equivalent sometime, BRY 97.  It's really good as well.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 06:31:44 PM »
I use the Wyeast equivalent WY1272 and like it a lot.  Slightly thicker mouthfeel than Chico.

Try the dry yeast equivalent sometime, BRY 97.  It's really good as well.
Agree on the bigger mouthfeel.
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Re: Cali V
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 06:45:16 PM »
I use the Wyeast equivalent WY1272 and like it a lot.  Slightly thicker mouthfeel than Chico.

Try the dry yeast equivalent sometime, BRY 97.  It's really good as well.
Agree on the bigger mouthfeel.


Agreed. I've never used Cali V, but I've made plenty of beers with 1272. Nice strain.
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Re: Cali V
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 08:26:08 PM »
Anyone else really enjoy this strain?  I am having a lot of good beers turned out with 051.  It's turned out some really interesting and refreshing ales.  From Blonde-Stout.  I am now considering a English bitter.

Dry stout with warrior chinook Willamette and herbs.



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cant comment on the yeast but I like the Chinook, Willamette hop combo.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 09:17:31 PM »
I have been wanting to try this yeast on a blonde ale. US05 finishes to clean for me so I tried an English yeast which had too much character.
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Re: Cali V
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 10:18:03 PM »
1.055 OG
5.5% ABV

91% 2-row
5% White Wheat
2% Carabrown
2% Honey malt

My go to blonde recipe with either Willamette, perle, or kazbek. 
Balanced yellow water pro
22ish IBUs

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »
I have been wanting to try this yeast on a blonde ale. US05 finishes to clean for me so I tried an English yeast which had too much character.
See previous... forgot to quote.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 11:08:12 PM »
I have been wanting to try this yeast on a blonde ale. US05 finishes to clean for me so I tried an English yeast which had too much character.
I just tried WLP041 in a British Golden Ale (almost a Blonde). It was awesome. Pretty fruity, but, the fruit flavors blended well with Amarillo hops. Nice malty full bodied beer, too.

Really, I think I missed the style a bit, but, the beer was great.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2017, 12:14:54 AM »
I have been wanting to try this yeast on a blonde ale. US05 finishes to clean for me so I tried an English yeast which had too much character.
I just tried WLP041 in a British Golden Ale (almost a Blonde). It was awesome. Pretty fruity, but, the fruit flavors blended well with Amarillo hops. Nice malty full bodied beer, too.

Really, I think I missed the style a bit, but, the beer was great.

Yeah mine probably isn't hoppy enough for a golden ale but definitely has the malt and yeast character of one.
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Re: Cali V
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 03:21:26 AM »
If Bry-97 is the dry equivalent of 1272 or Cali V I can say I have also liked it in a few beers. It's different than 001 or Us-05, just like it says. But I haven't really liked it better in beers that I usually use US-05 in, I have liked it in other ales.

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Re: Cali V
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 08:46:17 PM »
I like the Cali V in a west coast blonde ale ala the 805 Ale from Firestone Walker.
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Re: Cali V
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 09:34:00 PM »
I have been sitting in some Bry-97 waiting to brew Hopfenundmalz's Ballantine as well as the one from Steele's IPA book. Damn, I need to brew those soon!

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