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Old 09-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. Can someone tell me if there will be a major difference in using the wlp English vs Edinburgh ale yeasts for a smoked scotch ale? Didn't realize the local hb shop washboard for labor day and only have the English on hand! Thanks.

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Old 09-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hey everyone. Can someone tell me if there will be a major difference in using the wlp English vs Edinburgh ale yeasts for a smoked scotch ale? Didn't realize the local hb shop washboard for labor day and only have the English on hand! Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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It may depend on your gravity but I'd say the 002 will make a great heavy (Stay below 10%). Other than that the only BIG difference I see is that the 002 culture will mute the hop character somewhat whereas the 028 culture does not. I doubt this will matter much in a scotch ale though.

Here is a link to white labs cultures: http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/homebrew_strains.html

Also, you could use wyeasts 1728 if your shop has that, it is the same culture as WLP028.

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot. I thought the muted hops would be the biggest difference. I guess I'll pitch the 002. I appreciate the opinion!

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #5
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If you pitch English yeast into a "smoked scotch ale" then expect a visit from William Wallace, who will ride into your bed chamber on horseback at night, and cave your head in with a ball and chain.

IF ITS NOT SCOTTISH, IT'S CRAP!!

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:51 AM   #6
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Definetly use the wlp028.

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:58 AM   #7
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I love the 028 for a bunch of beers. I use it in a heavy on the peat barleywine strength beer as well as my pumpkin ale.

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