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Old 08-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Anyone try San Diego Super Strain?

I've read on a couple sites that this stuff is done in less than 10 days (Rebel Brewer says as soon as 4 days)! I usually let my stuff go for 4-5 weeks (pale ales and IPA's). Anyone try this stuff? Does it really work that fast?!?! Cheers!

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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yeah, it works pretty fast. Its pretty much like WLP001 California but is known to ferment faster. Its a great strain and one I was sure to culture since its not something they offer year around. I think it has only been released once.

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Old 08-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #3
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I've gone grain to glass in one week with this strain.

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It's offered year round now.

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I've never used it but a couple folks in my homebrew club have with great results. Anecdotaly a guy mentioned it took an high gravity ipa to fg in 2-3 days

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Don't know what you mean by fast but I have got an APA that was brewed on Sunday using a 1 liter starter of this stuff. Typically with this brew the blow off bucket sounds like a marching cadence (bubble...pause...bubble...pause). Two hours after it was in the primary krausen had started to form and the blow off bucket was like a vigorous pot of boiling water. Three days later, it's still going strong and I don't see it slowing down any time soon. Fast to start but finishing may be another topic.

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The one thing to know about WLP090 is that is as finicky as a lager yeast. You NEED to be able to finely control the fermentation temperature if you want that "super" performance. It's a clean yeast at most temps much like the Chico strains, but if you want big beers to be done in a week, you need to keep it between 65 and 68 the WHOLE TIME.

I love this yeast- it's my house strain.

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The one thing to know about WLP090 is that is as finicky as a lager yeast. You NEED to be able to finely control the fermentation temperature if you want that "super" performance. It's a clean yeast at most temps much like the Chico strains, but if you want big beers to be done in a week, you need to keep it between 65 and 68 the WHOLE TIME.

I love this yeast- it's my house strain.
Thanks for the advice, I can't wait to try this yeast! I've built a nice temp controlled environment in a spare shower(the fiance was REAL happy about that) so that should work out well!
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Its a good strain but not much different from WLP001 IMO. And since my LHBS charges more for it then the "normal" strains I normally don't bother with it anymore.

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Its a good strain but not much different from WLP001 IMO. And since my LHBS charges more for it then the "normal" strains I normally don't bother with it anymore.
They're gouging you. It shouldn't cost any more than any of the other White Labs yeast, nor should the platinum strains. They all cost the same from WL.
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