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Old 08-31-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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I am looking for a yeast that could possibly add a touch of fruitiness to some of my beers. I brew a lot of pale ale, ipa and bitter and I typically have been using WLP007 and I love that yeast but I am looking to branch out into something a little more distinctive.

I am currenlty thinking that WLP023 (Burton Ale) looks like it might be a good choice.

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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Ferment that 007 up at 68-70 and you get tasty juicy fruit esters that go well with American hops. I have an ESB I just made with wlp005 and it has a great English ester character. I have a smack pack of 1768 English Special Bitter that Im going to make the same recipe with to test it out. It is a seasonal strain.

From Wyeast website:
"Similar to 1968, slightly less flocculent. Produces light fruit ethanol aroma. Mild malt with a neutral soft finish. Very clean.

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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I use wlp023 Burton in my dark mild. I like it alot more than so-4, which is the only other english yeast I've used.

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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No positive suggestions, but I would stay away from Wyeast 1098. Incredibly low flocculator, not a great ester profile for what I wanted either.

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Burton Ale. Very fruity. I love it.

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Burton Ale. Very fruity. I love it.
I am really leaning towards this one do try and develop a balanced pale ale or bitter recipe that is a little more interesting than usual.

however, I am always lookiing for other sugguestions, or even a strain I could harvest from a commercial example.
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Not that I've got much of it, but my experience with WLP028 at around 69-71 produces a decent ester profile.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/british-yeasts-fermentation-temps-profiles-cybi-other-thoughts-221817/

This thread changed the game for me, as far as yeast-derived flavor goes.
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/british-yeasts-fermentation-temps-profiles-cybi-other-thoughts-221817/

This thread changed the game for me, as far as yeast-derived flavor goes.
Wow, that does make sense. The best bitter I ever brewed was with WLP007. Grain to glass in 7 days and it was delightfull.
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/british-yeasts-fermentation-temps-profiles-cybi-other-thoughts-221817/

This thread changed the game for me, as far as yeast-derived flavor goes.
thanks for posting this. awesome read.

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