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Strong RIS - which yeast?
« on: September 17, 2011, 08:56:00 AM »
I'm planning a 15% RIS in the near future, something I can put away for years, or stick in a barrel if I can get one.  Anyways, I normally use WLP007 Dry English (WY1098) for my 11% recipe but I'm wondering if I should switch out for WLP001 California (WY1056) or even try WLP090 San Diego Super.

I'll probably brew starter beers and pitch on yeast, so I need to plan ahead.  I'll have WLP001 available from an 10% IPA, which was resued from a 5% Blonde, so that would be nicely stepped up.  I also have an Irish Red planned for WLP007 to begin with.

Thoughts or experience? Thanks,
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Re: Strong RIS - which yeast?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 09:06:49 AM »
I prefer WLP007.  It is pretty much my house yeast.  You get a little yeast character from it.  Not as much as WLP002 or WLP005, but certainly more than WLP001.  I have not used WLP090, but I have a few vials ready to use.  WLP007 and WLP001 attenuate about the same (78-80%), but WLP007 is better floculator.  Not that it matters with a RIS since you wont be drinking it right away.  Just my $0.02.

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Re: Strong RIS - which yeast?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 09:09:54 AM »
Thanks, I was planning to stick with WLP007 for similar reasons.  It and WLP028 Scottish are two of my common yeast strains.
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Re: Strong RIS - which yeast?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 04:02:33 PM »
I use WLP 004 to make a 1.060 oatmeal stout, then pitch my RIS directly onto the yeast cake. It's always worked well for me but I've never tried a 15% ABV beer.  My RIS is usually only around 10.5-11% ABV.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico