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Old 09-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Need a good yeast substitution suggestion

Hello,

I'm getting ready to brew a big beer that should be around 10%. The recipe calls for Safale S-04. Can any one suggest a White Labs strain that would be comparable?


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Old 09-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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WLP002 and a HUGE starter.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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Thanks allot that's what I was thinking. Think I'll go with a 2L starter

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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Thanks allot that's what I was thinking. Think I'll go with a 2L starter
I'd suggest going larger... check

http://www.yeastcalc.com/index.html

http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html
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White labs San Diego super yeast might be a good choice.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:30 AM   #6
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Great tools thanks for the links

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use S-04, great yeast never let me down and its 1/2 the price (sorry I understand that is not your question).

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:34 AM   #8
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I just brewed up a pumpkin ale using WLP041 (Pacific Ale Yeast). It supposed to leave behind a lot of maltyness. 10% is pretty big; typically big beers are malty and have a full body. You certainly can't go wrong with WLP002, or possibly WLP051.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:01 AM   #9
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wlp007 dry english. Its got the flavor and can handle the big og.

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+1 to WLP007.

Has the same flavor profile as WLP002, but with the attenuation range of S-04.

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