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Old 09-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Does anyone know a good clean Wyeast strain for an APA (aside from the obvious 1056)?

I've used 1056 on a few batches now, and have noticed that my beers carbonate consistently slower. I'd like to try a different strain and see if I can get a similar character but maybe with a bit quicker carbonation.

P.S. I can't prove that it's the strain's fault that is making the carbonation slower to develop, but I do see a trend. See this post:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/no-secondary-quicker-bottle-carbonation-136608/

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I prefer White Labs WLP001 for all my american ales.

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Seconded..

I use WLP001 in almost all my ales.

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I know the two are analogs, but my LHBS carries Wyeast. WL would be a lower option on my list.

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You can try Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale. Also I've heard wonders from 1275 Thames Valley. It's an english strain but I heard it produces pretty clean beers.

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I know the two are analogs, but my LHBS carries Wyeast. WL would be a lower option on my list.
I've used Northwest (#1332) with good results in an APA and IPA. It's not as "clean" but has a few esters. I liked it.
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Or the German Ale yeast

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Another option is 1272 American ale II. It is the Anchor ale strain. I have never used it but have had a number of good beers made with it.

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US-05 dry from fermentis.
Can't go wrong in a APA.

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US-05 dry from fermentis.
Can't go wrong in a APA.
I've heard good things about that yeast. They carry that at the LHBS as well, so that may be an option.
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