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Offline justenpelton

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Wyeast 1469 in a barleywine??
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:46:55 AM »
Has anyone tried (or considered trying) wyeast's 1469 West Yorkshire yeast in an english barleywine? 


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Re: Wyeast 1469 in a barleywine??
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 08:59:10 AM »
Has anyone tried (or considered trying) wyeast's 1469 West Yorkshire yeast in an english barleywine?

I had a big yeast cake of it from a brown ale & considered making an old ale, but ended up wasting it. Alc.% tolerance was my only concern, but the stats recommends <9%ABV which would still make a pretty healthy EBW. I can w/o a doubt recommend WLP026-Premium Bitter because I made my best EBW to date with that one.  ;)
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Re: Wyeast 1469 in a barleywine??
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 12:24:56 PM »
Can you wait? On deck (in about 10 days) is a Old Ale using 1469

I have a Timothy Taylor clone (OG 1.043) currently bubbling away with this yeast, I thought it would make the perfect base for a Old Ale. I even went out and got a can of Black Treacle.

My experience with brew big beers on the prior yeast cake is that the alcohol tolerance levels Wyeast quotes are pretty darn close to real world yeast behavior. So, I would be worried that the 1469 would give out too early for a 12% beer. But, wow, the Wy description of "full chewy malt flavor" sounds very enticing for a big beer....