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Old 10-16-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Yeast for use in a Pumpkin Beer.

I brewed two Pumpkin Ales last year, same recipe with 2 different yeasts.

WLP011 European Ale: This brought out the spiced aroma, but didn't do much for the flavor.
WLP864 Cry Havok: The better one, had a much nicer flavor and even though the aroma was more mild than 011, the flavor made this the winner of the two.

This year, I don't have either of those on hand. I could go buy them, but what I do have on hand are these two:

WLP060 American Ale
1945 NB Neobritannia

Of the two listed above, which do you think would make a better pumpkin ale?
Is there a favorite yeast you use for Pumpkin Ales that isn't listed?

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Old 10-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by tlazaroff
I brewed two Pumpkin Ales last year, same recipe with 2 different yeasts.

WLP011 European Ale: This brought out the spiced aroma, but didn't do much for the flavor.
WLP864 Cry Havok: The better one, had a much nicer flavor and even though the aroma was more mild than 011, the flavor made this the winner of the two.

This year, I don't have either of those on hand. I could go buy them, but what I do have on hand are these two:

WLP060 American Ale
1945 NB Neobritannia

Of the two listed above, which do you think would make a better pumpkin ale?
Is there a favorite yeast you use for Pumpkin Ales that isn't listed?
Why not split into 2 fermenters and use both yeasts. It can't hurt really and just might be a humdinger of a brew!!!!
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Why not split into 2 fermenters and use both yeasts. It can't hurt really and just might be a humdinger of a brew!!!!
True, however, I want to use one yeast for the pumpkin beer, and the other yeast for a Christmas beer. I also am only making 2.5 gallons of the Pumpkin, so I think splitting it would be.. weird.
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