***I MEANT WLP090***
After reading about this yeast and asking questions of those who've used it, I decided to give it a shot. Here are my thoughts:
- This is NOT the yeast used by Stone Brewing; if that's what you're looking for, WLP007 will get you closer.
- I read this is essentially a more flocculant California Ale yeast (WLP001), which I'd say is accurate! After only a week in primary, the beer was fully attenuated and very clear with good malt/hop balance. The slight hint of acetaldehyde was very similar to what I get with 001.
- A with 001, I pitched a starter into 65F wort, let temp rise to 68F and held it there for 5 days, let it rise to about 70F for a day of clean up, let the temp drop over a couple days to 64F as fermentation completed, then started crashing after a week... for clarification sake.
Overall, I will certainly be using this yeast more often! Actually, I plan to keep harvested samples on hand at all times. I had read some folks were having problems with high FG, which I did not experience at all- my 1.050 wort finished at 1.009, which was expected.
I'd enjoy hearing what others think, and I'm happy to answer any questions. Cheers!