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WLP023 Convert

Postby Pjam » Sat Dec 03, 2016 22:18

WLP023 Buton Ale Yeast

Tried for the first time and certainly works very well for a Stout. Burst out the FV (1L starter) and has gone down to 1.008 (82% attenuation)

Must admit I'm really pleased so far with this yeast .......... just wondered what it would be like in a Pale beer?
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Re: WLP023 Convert

Postby Dennis King » Sat Dec 03, 2016 22:32

Think it suits a dark beer more, love the yeast but a bugger to clear.
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Re: WLP023 Convert

Postby Pjam » Mon Dec 05, 2016 19:19

Dennis King wrote:Think it suits a dark beer more, love the yeast but a bugger to clear.


Is the clearing issue why it suits a dark beer Dennis? or is it something more?
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Re: WLP023 Convert

Postby Dennis King » Mon Dec 05, 2016 21:29

Pjam wrote:
Dennis King wrote:Think it suits a dark beer more, love the yeast but a bugger to clear.


Is the clearing issue why it suits a dark beer Dennis? or is it something more?


I have never tried it in a dark beer so my comment was you would not notice it so much in a dark beer.
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Re: WLP023 Convert

Postby Pjam » Tue Dec 06, 2016 19:56

Hmmmm. I'm still tempted to try it in Pale beer. I found it a 2 week Ferment.
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Re: WLP023 Convert

Postby Theakston Tickler » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:48

I've used WLP023 on three consecutive brews this late summer/autumn and I'm undecided on it. It gave a very strong, messy fermentation on all three occasions and also was very attenuative at over 80% each time. First brew I used it in was best bitter style hopped with First Gold and it worked really well indeed. The middle brew, something along the lines of Hobgoblin, ended up lacking a bit of body due to the low FG and saw more of the esters coming out with the higher strength. The final batch, a very strong IPA, saw even more of these esters coming through. The esters tasted something like green fruits and pear drop sweets were suggested by friends, I'm not too sure that I really like them but some of my friends are fans of it.

For the next couple of brews I'm going to grow the dregs from a few bottles of Summer Lightning and see how that goes, I did this once about three years ago on only my 5th AG brew and remember it as a good yeast.
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