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Old 05-19-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default WLP500 Trappist Ale yeast in a Belgian blonde?

I am making a tripel in a few weeks. I thought I'd make a small batch of something else first, to have a starter made without making a big starter and tossing the spent wort.

I don't know if WLP500 would be good in a lighter beer- maybe a Belgian blonde (but a lighter OG than BJCP guidelines state). I've never used this strain before, so I'd really like some suggestions on good lower OG uses for it. Thanks!

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For my tastes it would be fermented in the low 60's with a Pale Ale as I try to beat the fruitiness out of it.

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For my tastes it would be fermented in the low 60's with a Pale Ale as I try to beat the fruitiness out of it.
I was actually planning on fermenting even the triple in the low to mid 60s as I wanted a moderate amount of fruitiness.

A pale ale in the low 60s with that yeast makes me think, though!

I wonder if an APA with that yeast would be better with hops like willamette, or blend better with the citrusy C-hops.
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I made up an imperial blonde a few months back and repitched with a wl500/wl550 blend from a tripel... Turned out really nice even though I fermented in the 70s. Came in around 1.010 or a little better if I remember correctly.

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