WLP380 Temperature

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WLP380 Temperature

Postby DaveGillespie » Tue May 31, 2016 10:38

Brewed a 60% Wheat 40% Lager malt Hefe yesterday, 1 litre starter with WLP380 has been in the fridge overnight. What is the best temperature for this yeast? I've seen Pittsy variously recommend 18C, 20C and 22C with it.
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby mark1964 » Tue May 31, 2016 14:17

Depends on the flavour what you want from the beer banana at the lower end and clove from the higher end. I did mine at 18

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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby pittsy » Tue May 31, 2016 15:29

If unsure I'd recommend 19c for overall flavours , 18c for less ester ( banana) and 20c for less clove .
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby pittsy » Tue May 31, 2016 15:31

mark1964 wrote:Depends on the flavour what you want from the beer banana at the lower end and clove from the higher end. I did mine at 18

Other way round Mark , lower temp is less banana , higher is less clove and more banana :thumb:
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby DaveGillespie » Tue May 31, 2016 15:33

I'll go 19C for some balance. Was in Germany last month and quaffed a few Paulaner Weiss - decided to give 380 a go this time as I've never been quite happy with my WLP300/Wyeast 3068 efforts.
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby pittsy » Tue May 31, 2016 15:41

Then you want 18c for the more traditional flavours , however the munich strain just can't be done with these yeasts but if you really want it you can get a bottle of Konig Ludvic ( i think ) and get the yeast from that , I mixed it with wlp380 with great results .
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby DaveGillespie » Tue May 31, 2016 15:49

Had a pint of Konig Ludwig in Palma airport on the way home from Mallorca, of all places. Nice drop - never seen it in a bottle though.

I can see what you mean Pittsy - theres a certain something in the likes of Weihenstephan, Franziskaner and Paulaner that are missing from my efforts to date. How did the Konig Ludwig strain do on its own?
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby pittsy » Tue May 31, 2016 18:55

It was very nice , however mixing both worked out better for my taste .
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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby mark1964 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 07:04

pittsy wrote:
mark1964 wrote:Depends on the flavour what you want from the beer banana at the lower end and clove from the higher end. I did mine at 18

Other way round Mark , lower temp is less banana , higher is less clove and more banana :thumb:

Thought I may have cocked that one up lol

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Re: WLP380 Temperature

Postby DaveGillespie » Fri Jun 03, 2016 08:29

Opened this up last night to steal some fermenting wort for INDIAPALEALE's method of harvesting yeast and it had nearly climbed out of the fermenter at some point. Clearly trucking along nicely at 18C and smells much closer to what I want than WLP300 ever did.
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