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Old 12-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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I am brewing a simple wheat beer and am looking for a good yeast. I have used Wyeast American Wheat 1010 in the past and am not a big fan. I would like to try something different but keep it close to its simple style.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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what didnt you like about the 1010? Wyeast 3068 is probably one the most popular.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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what didnt you like about the 1010?
The beer turned out terrible. First and only batch i have had to throw out Not sure if i can totally blame the yeast but want to try something different.
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I recently used WLP380 and it came out great. Controlling your fermentation temps can make a difference in the characteristics you get out of the yeast.

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+1 on the Wyeast 3068.

Just brewed a simple German Weissbier with it and it turned out amazing. Fermented at around 70F. The beer came out light and crisp. There is a note of banana on the nose but nothing overpowering by any means and it fades to a solid malt backbone.

Not that it would effect your recipe but I used some Wheat LME, aromatic malt and a touch of pale malt. Hops were kept simple with just an ounce or so of hallertau. Probably one of my best beers to date. I really liked what Wyeast 3068 did to the beer.

http://hopville.com/recipe/1662497

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I am thinking about doing a wheat soon. I have allot if friends that enjoy the wheat style. I find that I am quite sensitive to banana and clove. Not something I really enjoy in any amount. I have found American Styles like boulevard and a local one from olde main to be tasty. Would there be any Wheat Yeast produce a cleaner profile without any banana or clove. Or would I be better off with a plain old 1056 American Ale.

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Both Wyeast and White Labs have pretty awesome sites that describe the many nuances of each strain they produce. Read through their stuff to see if you can find something you may like.

It is all personal preference and a little research goes a long way.

http://www.wyeastlab.com/
http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/index.html

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Both those sites are definitely helpful. The only problem is that I am not experienced to know how the different nuances will actually taste. For example, I don't want strong banana flavor but I am sure it isn't that strong.

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I recently used WLP380 and it came out great. Controlling your fermentation temps can make a difference in the characteristics you get out of the yeast.
Seconded. Hands down the best wheat I ever made was with 380.
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