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What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:21:07 PM »
I'm brewing a Wee Heavy next week and have some WLP002. What is your preferred yeast for this beer?
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 02:27:25 PM »
I made my first Wee Heavy today.  I'm using WY1728 as soon as the wort is pitching temp.  Haven't used it in a Wee Heavy but its worked good in the winter for me with other brews.

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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 02:30:10 PM »
I made my first Wee Heavy today.  I'm using WY1728 as soon as the wort is pitching temp.  Haven't used it in a Wee Heavy but its worked good in the winter for me with other brews.
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 02:38:57 PM »
kinda have to use 1728 on a wee heavy, this one is almost all about the yeast.

if you use 002, it'll be more like an English BW, IMO...
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 02:43:25 PM »
Yep, 1728 gets the nod every time. Blatz is right . . the yeast IS the style!  ;)
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 02:54:15 PM »
1728 at 55F for me.
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 02:58:59 PM »
Mine will probably be less than 55F this time of year.

I usually get a slight spicyness from 1728.  Is that the character we're talking about?

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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 03:20:49 PM »
Yeah, a little "smoky" phenolics.
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 07:02:23 PM »
Well looks like I'll need to call the LHBS. They only carry White Labs so WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast should work. Survey says....
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 08:41:18 PM »
Survey says that should be the same yeast according to what I can find out there on the interwebs
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 10:50:34 PM »
I've also used 1084 (Irish Ale). I can definitely tell the difference, but it isn't night-and-day (and I fact I think I may prefer the 1084). Convenient for me because I use 1084 much more often than 1728.
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 07:08:23 AM »
Thanks for all of your input. I'm calling the LHBS today. I'll keep you posted.
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 12:46:23 PM »
which wee heavy are you going to make? for some reason today I have been reading a lot about teh troquair house one

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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 01:11:11 PM »
Here's my revised recipe based off of Skotrat's Traquair House Clone recipe.

Wheatley's Wee Heavy

Strong Scotch Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 12/28/2009
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: bluesman
Boil Size: 5.5 gal
Boil Time: 120 min  
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
  
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
16.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 99.01 %
0.16 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.99 %
0.75 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.3 IBU
1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (30 min) Hops 15.7 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc  
7.50 gal Poland Spring (R) Water  
1 Pkgs Edinburgh Ale (White Labs #WLP028) [Starter 3500 ml] Yeast-Ale  

Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.083 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.022 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.09 %
Bitterness: 33.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
 
Mash Profile
  
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
90 min Mash In Add 20.20 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F
10 min Step Add 10.00 qt of water at 200.4 F 168.0 F

Notes
 
Boil down 1 gallon of first runnings to 1 pint.
 

 

 

 

 
« Last Edit: December 22, 2009, 07:15:25 PM by bluesman »
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Re: What kind of yeast do you use for a Wee Heavy
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 01:19:43 PM »
Ron,  Looks good.  Had to take back my comments.  Looked at one of my recipes 30 IBU will be OK with age.  still don't really want any hop flavor though IMHO.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2009, 01:21:35 PM by redbeerman »
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