English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ESB

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English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ESB

Postby Jeltz » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15

I get one brew's harvest from my first gold hop each year, this year I'm doing an English IPA and using Lallemand London ESB yeast.

This yeast has some mixed reviews, it doesn't ferment maltotriose so if you mash high you end up with a higher than normal FG.

This year I've been using my Braueister with the same mash schedule for every beer, simply couldn't be bothered to change it and I'm happy with the results

Dough in at 53°C
Raise to 63°C for 30 minutes
Raise to 65°C for 10 minutes
Raise to 67°C for 30 minutes
Mash out at 77 C°for 10 minutes

I've had a good balance of body and fermentability from that.

I pitched the yeast which was 3 months out of date :shock: and its gone off like a rocket, I reckon it will be done in a couple of days, it will be interesting to see what kind of FG I get at the end.
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Re: English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ES

Postby Rolfster » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:57

Looks good! My esb yeast set off like the clappers and the stalled at 1.020.
Sounds like youve done your research so hopefully that will not happen for you!
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Re: English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ES

Postby Dennis King » Wed Sep 19, 2018 20:38

Must admit I was underwhelmed by this yeast.
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Re: English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ES

Postby Rolfster » Wed Sep 19, 2018 21:04

Mine ended up having some us 05 added :whistle:
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Re: English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ES

Postby Jeltz » Thu Sep 20, 2018 18:59

It went off rapidly it's down to 1.013 already, so my mash schedule seems to have worked. We'll see how the flavour comes out in due course.

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Re: English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ES

Postby HTH1975 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 19:36

Is the Danstar one comparable to the Wyeast ESB yeast? I’ve used the Wyeast one for an ESB and it was lovely (no issues with attenuation either).

2016: 330L brewed (72 gallons, over 8 firkins)
2017: 105L brewed (need to update this figure)
Drinking: Landlord clone
Conditioning: ciders from 2016, hedgerow barrolo, 1914 Courage RIS (10%).
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Re: English IPA green hopped First Gold, Lallemand London ES

Postby Rolfster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 20:25

Jeltz wrote:It went off rapidly it's down to 1.013 already, so my mash schedule seems to have worked. We'll see how the flavour comes out in due course.


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