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Offline spurviance

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Imperial L05 Cablecar
« on: April 03, 2019, 03:06:57 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with Imperial L05?  I believe it's the same strain as wlp810 or wy2112.  I can only find a couple brief references about L05 being a slow fermenter and am just curious what I should expect.
I used a 2 month old pack of L05 in a 1.2L vitality starter, pitched into a 1.052 OG amber at 15.5C.  After 12 hours I'm seeing the beginning signs of activity....  Anyone with experience with this strain willing to share advice is appreciated.
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Offline BrewBama

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Re: Imperial L05 Cablecar
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 03:19:47 PM »
I have a pack I am about to use but haven’t yet. Though I am not sure of the accuracy, I got this from Todd at Hop Heaven:






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Re: Imperial L05 Cablecar
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 03:33:06 PM »
I have a pack I am about to use but haven’t yet. Though I am not sure of the accuracy, I got this from Todd at Hop Heaven:






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I assume you mean Ted?
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Imperial L05 Cablecar
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 03:54:15 PM »
Oops!  My apologies. Thx Danny!


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Re: Imperial L05 Cablecar
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 05:34:27 PM »
Oops!  My apologies. Thx Danny!


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Re: Imperial L05 Cablecar
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 06:31:30 PM »
I found this graphic on reddit
- I would recommend to save this image file for future reference

Offline spurviance

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Re: Imperial L05 Cablecar
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 03:28:59 AM »
18 hours after pitching, solid activity at 15.5C.  Switching to blowoff tube as krausen reaching neck of carboy and steady bubbling in airlock, one of the most satisfying feeling after a brew day.  Second only to drinking the results of your labor when you tap the keg. 
So, the only references to this yeast strain I could find on forums dealt with slow initial fermentation and a long primary period.  Based on what I'm seeing, this strain can kick off a healthy fermentation cycle early on after pitching.  Being a lager strain described to perform well into the 60's, I'm hoping that by starting at 60F I get a clean profile from this yeast.
On tap,  Vienna Lager, Doppelbock, Dortmunder Export, Pale Ale, Porter, Saison

Fermenting, Saison