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Offline hopshead

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Can you top crop WLP051?
« on: September 22, 2010, 06:06:10 AM »
I want to try the Cal Ale V, WLP051 to see if I like it better than WLP001. I ferment in buckets and that makes it easy for me to top crop and get more pitches from a purchase of yeast. But, I don't know what the 051 ferment looks like, will I be able to top crop it?  Also, in general tell me what your overall thoughts are for this strain of yeast.  Thanks all.

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Re: Can you top crop WLP051?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 05:04:10 AM »
I have not used this yeast in a long, long time but IIRC it is not highly flocculative so it should make a decent top cropper.
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Re: Can you top crop WLP051?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 05:52:35 AM »
I have not used this yeast in a long, long time but IIRC it is not highly flocculative so it should make a decent top cropper.

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It is a medium to high floccer and IIRC, ryan6458 commented that he had trouble top cropping that one - you may want to PM him as I know he doesn't check in to this board a whole lot.

sorry I don't have much more to add - I am getting re-acquainted with that yeast next weekend after 4 years on non-use.

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Re: Can you top crop WLP051?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 06:04:14 AM »
I may have been recalling the east coast ale. Haven't used that one in a while either. But thanks for setting me straight!
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Re: Can you top crop WLP051?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 06:50:45 PM »
Yeah, unfortunately it's not a top cropping strain. That's really the main advantage that Chico has over it. The upside is that it's much more flocculant. Well, that's an upside, AFAIAC.  :)