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shawnbou 10-18-2012 07:59 PM

WLP008 in an "American" English Bitter?
 
Anyone ever used WLP008 in an English bitter?

I'm putting together a session beer from stuff I've got around the house (I only need to buy grain) and decided on an English bitter for the winter. Here's my recipe so far:

8 lb Optic Malt (or Maris Otter)
4 oz Crystal 40L
4 oz Crystal 120L
mash @ 153-154F

.25 oz Nugget 13% AA @60
.66 oz Progress 6.6% AA @ 60
.66 oz Progress 6.6% AA @ 15
.33 oz Progress 6.6% AA @ 5

Last time I made this beer I used S-04, pretty traditional. I'm wondering if I should try something crazy this time and use WLP008. I know WLP008 is a low flocculator (kind of the opposite of S-04) but it brings a fruity character to ales that I'm curious about tasting in an English bitter.

Anyone tried it? Am I off my rocker? Talk me down off the ledge if I'm about to do something I'll regret!

shawnbou 10-21-2012 09:32 PM

I'm guessing no one has tried this then ... anyone?

Or anyone have a good recipe for a different session beer with WLP008?

terrapinj 10-22-2012 08:35 AM

i was really happy with this one - yeast wasnt very fruity or english like at 66

OG 1.041
FG 1.011
IBU was calculated at 68 but it was no where near that bitter


3 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 42.4 %
3 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 4 42.4 %
8.0 oz Barley, Flaked (Briess) (1.7 SRM) Grain 5 6.1 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6 6.1 %
4.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 7 3.0 %

0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 23.0 min Hop 8 12.1 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 9 11.1 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 17.5 min Hop 10 10.2 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 11 9.1 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 12.5 min Hop 12 7.9 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 13 6.7 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 7.5 min Hop 14 5.2 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 15 3.7 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 2.5 min Hop 16 1.9 IBUs
0.40 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 1.0 min Hop 17 0.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 18 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg East Coast Ale (White Labs #WLP008) [35. Yeast 19 -

2.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days in primary
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Dry Hop in keg

shawnbou 10-22-2012 05:51 PM

Thanks!


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