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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2011, 03:35:17 PM »
but they've been pretty good about giving up recipe info aside from AB...
Which nobody who enjoys real beer would want anyways.  ;D

I think AB in this context is Arrogant Bastard.
I'm fully aware of that

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2011, 04:40:42 PM »
but they've been pretty good about giving up recipe info aside from AB...
Which nobody who enjoys real beer would want anyways.  ;D

I think AB in this context is Arrogant Bastard.
I'm fully aware of that

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2011, 06:38:57 PM »
I had AB at the brewery during NHC week and I was astonished to find out that I really liked it.  Prior to this, I had always hated it which makes me think that there packaging is wanting and causes lots of oxidation once it is shipped in the big bomber bottles.

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2011, 07:18:23 PM »
AB is my all-time favorite beer and I look forward to having it fresh at the brewery next week.  Only had it in the bombers, can't wait to have it on draft!

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2011, 08:19:45 PM »
I had AB at the brewery during NHC week and I was astonished to find out that I really liked it.  Prior to this, I had always hated it which makes me think that there packaging is wanting and causes lots of oxidation once it is shipped in the big bomber bottles.
As a native San Diegan, I've had it at the brewery several times, and while I'll admit that it's better, I still don't like it. Taste like they just steeped a bunch of C120 and boiled it with Chinook.  ::)

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011, 10:43:47 PM »
So what is so "super" about this yeast? Some sort of Piranha type yeast? :) Done in three days- that's most fermentations. Is it ready to drink in three days?

As far as AB goes I liked it at $3 a bottle. At $5 not so much. It changed after the hop-crisis in my opinion and isn't as good.
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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2011, 05:15:55 PM »
I had AB at the brewery during NHC week and I was astonished to find out that I really liked it.  Prior to this, I had always hated it which makes me think that there packaging is wanting and causes lots of oxidation once it is shipped in the big bomber bottles.
As a native San Diegan, I've had it at the brewery several times, and while I'll admit that it's better, I still don't like it. Taste like they just steeped a bunch of C120 and boiled it with Chinook.  ::)

In total disclosure, it was the final beer of the tour and had already "sampled" several pints of their other offerings before I ordered the Bastard. ;D

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2011, 01:07:32 PM »
So what is so "super" about this yeast?

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2011, 01:11:04 PM »
So what is so "super" about this yeast?

each vial has a cape.

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2011, 12:07:11 AM »
So what's the deal with this yeast?  Anyone used it yet?

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2011, 05:46:12 AM »
According to Dr. White, it is a variant of the California Ale Yeast strain they've been developing for 3-4 years. It is not from a commercial or local brewery and is named "San Diego" because it was introduced at the homebrewers conference there.  It is supposedly similar, but complimentary to the California strain. It is clean, neutral, ferments high gravities, and not overly estery.

That being said, has anyone used it? My concern is the narrow temp range as one could start it at 65F and a high gravity, rapid fermentation could easily boost the temperature well above 68F. Anyone push either end of this one yet?

WLP090
Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 65-68F
Attenuation: 76-83% +
Flocculation: Medium-High
Alcohol Tolerance: High

WLP001
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-73°F
Attenuation: 73-80%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: High 

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2011, 05:54:08 AM »
thanks for the info gmwren.

I bought some last week and plan to use it in a Green Flash IPA clone.  I still plan to pitch at 60 and ferment at 62-64, for much of the reason you commented.  optimum usually means for yeast performance not for the best beer.

I'm most concerned about the high expected attenuation.  Looks to me like liquid US-05...
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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2011, 05:20:52 PM »
Any updates?  I'm intrigued by this strain...

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2011, 08:04:27 PM »
The description is right.  I brewed a standard malty amber and it is clean and well attenuated.  I say it is somewhere between 001 and 002.  It flocs really well and has cleared up nice and brilliant after only two weeks in the keg.  I fermented on the high side (~68F) and got a very clean beer.  I am currently fermenting an ordinary bitter with the second generation of the initial tube.  It smells good out of the airlock so far. 

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Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2011, 10:02:24 PM »
thanks for the info gmwren.

I bought some last week and plan to use it in a Green Flash IPA clone.  I still plan to pitch at 60 and ferment at 62-64, for much of the reason you commented.  optimum usually means for yeast performance not for the best beer.

I'm most concerned about the high expected attenuation.  Looks to me like liquid US-05...
Glad to hear you're making that Green Flash IPA. Its such a good beer! I'll be trying this yeast on my next batch of GFWCIPA as well. Let us all know how it turns out.
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