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Old 06-24-2010, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default WLP001 vs. US-05

Well I'm contemplating trying the dry stuff. Ive always used WLP001 and had fairly good results with it, as in with the fermentation, but it's always left a very very slight yeasty twang that I find takes forever to age out of the beer. I'm interested in trying US-05 in my next Pale Ale and my next IIPA, and I'm hoping its neutral and a little cleaner than 001. Opinions? Also how would US-05 attenuate in an IIPA that's starting out in the 1.090 OG range? Thanks guys.....

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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I use US-05 regularly and like it a lot. I tend to ferment low-mid 60's and it's very clean IMO. Usually I get 75-80% attenuation when I use it.

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supposedly, they are the same strain. i use the wyeast equivalent and have had better success at low temps with it over the us-05. i definitely get the peachy ester from 05 when fermented around 60. i haven't really tried a "normal" fermentation temp with it, and probably will someday, but i've got a batch or two of washed 1056 that have been treating me well lately.

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supposedly, they are the same strain. i use the wyeast equivalent and have had better success at low temps with it over the us-05. i definitely get the peachy ester from 05 when fermented around 60. i haven't really tried a "normal" fermentation temp with it, and probably will someday, but i've got a batch or two of washed 1056 that have been treating me well lately.
I agree completely with this.
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I really like 05. I would buy in bulk if I could. 1056 made a lot of good beer for me also but I like the convenience of dry. Never have tried wlp001 to compare though.

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I use US-05 at 66 all the time. Use two packs in your IIPA and you'll be all set.

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I'd use 2 packs for a 1.090 beer. It is my go to yeast, nothing peachy or off for my beers with it.

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Ok, sounds great! The plan is to brew a regular old PA at around 1.056 first with 1 pack of US-05, then harvest some or all of the cake and pitch the active and freshly multiplying cells to the IIPA. That way I only have to buy 1 pack and I know it's not going to be underpitched.

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Oh yea and what temp are you guys fermenting? I was thinking about 64-66....

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I believe WLP001, Wyeast 1056 and US-05 are all the same strain, so there won't be any difference in the beer, with the exception of pitching rates.

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