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Old 03-22-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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Ok soon I plan to brew a wheat beer that is hoped with arg cascade and maybe some lemon zest (not sure about that yet). But I don't know if the banana and clove flavor the hefeweizin yeast has would be good with the lemon grass flavor of the hops or should I you an american ale yeast like california ale that has a cleaner taste so the hops comes through better.

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Old 03-22-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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I like wheat beers, but not hefeweisens, so this is an easy question for me. I use WLP028 (Edinburgh) for wheat beers with good results. I've also used Safale's US-05.

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If you ferment with hefe yeast at lower temps it is not going to give off big banana flavors. This might be the way to go.

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try WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast. less Phenolics and Esters.

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I would go with the top 2. American Hefe fermented on the lower end.

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Ok that's what ill do

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try WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast. less Phenolics and Esters.
+1 for the WLP320. It is an excellent choice. I have a batch fermenting with it right now. I made a 1L starter and within 12 hours I had the most violent fermentation I have ever had
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