Originally Posted by Brulosopher
I agree with much of this- WLP029 needs more time, though I ferment it around 62F and the sulfur dissipates quickly. For really fast turnaround, you should try WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast. Ferments out in 4 or so days, keg and carb for 4-5 days, then start drinking! It's much more flocculant than WLP001 with similar characteristics.
Are you all using a secondary or Primary only?
I have been using wlp029 lately in my young brewing career
I get it from a local micro that uses wlp029 as their house yeast.
They seem to really like it cause it is clean/fast.
They ferment some beers at 63 but several at 65.
I have been using their (free
) yeast for a few Kolsh, Cream Ale and Munich Helles style beers with what I feel are good results, but always looking for better results...
I usually chill the wort to 61, pitch a big starter and ramp to about 62 the first day or 2 and work up to 70 over a total of 5 days.
After a week at in the primary I rack on to gellatin in a secondary, leave that set for a few days, cold crash for a 24-48 hours, rack to keg, force carb that at 30# for 30 hours and start drinking.
It gets a little better after a week in the keg.
I am not getting any off flavors though.
So... all that said.
With a cream ale/light style beer, after whatever ferment plan used, is the taste cleaner with wlp090 or wlp029 ? or is it basically oranges and apples?
To note have used s-05 and Notty and did not care for the results.
Pacman is awesome but I have not used it yet on lighter beers.
WLP029 is good... but is wlp090 better? (and better than free wlp029 yeast?)