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Old 07-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Recommended beer styles for WL California Ale V and American Pub Ale.

I recentky had vials of White labs California V and American Pub ale yeast given to me. I have not used either of these before and would like to know what styles of beer might be best suited for each of these yeast. I do all grain brewing so if these is a recipe in the data base that is well suited for either of these I would love to learn abput it.

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Any American style would be good.

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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I recentky had vials of White labs California V and American Pub ale yeast given to me. I have not used either of these before and would like to know what styles of beer might be best suited for each of these yeast. I do all grain brewing so if these is a recipe in the data base that is well suited for either of these I would love to learn abput it.
http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/styles.html
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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Recently made a blonde ale with Cal V. Very tasty!

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Recently made a blonde ale with Cal V. Very tasty!
Do you have the recipe handy?
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Jamil's Blonde

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/jami...nde-ale-35824/

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Great idea. I have been wanting to try this recipe so I will use this yeast with it. thanks for the suggestion.
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I've been using Cal V as my "house strain". It throws a lot of nice fruity esters. It's great in american ipa's. I know you're planning on a blonde ale now but thought i'd throw that in for future reference

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Right now I am trying to get the yeast starter for this vial to show signs of activity after 42+ hours. If I can build it up then I will probably split this between a 2.5 gallon blonde and a 2.5 gallon APA or IPA.

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