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Old 07-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Wyeast 1272 for Wee Heavy?

Im going to be makeing a Wee Heavy next week and I have Wyeast 1272 available (aka I bought the wrong yeast. Note to self don't drink and shop) Any opinions on this yeat working for this style or should I get a more appropriate yeast?

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Old 07-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. The Scottish ale yeast is really just a low attenuating neutral ale yeast so using 1272 will just get you a little lower of a final gravity then the style would normally call for.

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Bogus for the quick reply. Thats kind of what I was thinking. As long as I mash high my FG should be fine and my alcohol should be at or under 8% so I should have wiggle room for bottle conditioning.

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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Ya I would say mash high and ferment at the cold side of 1272's recommendations. At the end of the day it will be a good wee heavy.

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