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Old 07-01-2009, 10:04 PM   #11
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I would have thought I needed something very attenuative seen as though the OG will be pretty high. I've always had good results with 05 in my IPA's, was just looking in to an alternative
Yeah, you definitely want something "clean" and attenuative. The ones I mentioned I've done with my DFH 60 minute clone recipe. You don't want it to be sweet, and with an OG of 1.070 or so, getting to even 1.014 is 79% attenuation. SO4 might work ok, but has a lower attenuation, so you may have a higher FG than with S05.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #12
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Yeah, you definitely want something "clean" and attenuative. The ones I mentioned I've done with my DFH 60 minute clone recipe. You don't want it to be sweet, and with an OG of 1.070 or so, getting to even 1.014 is 79% attenuation. SO4 might work ok, but has a lower attenuation, so you may have a higher FG than with S05.
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I would have thought I needed something very attenuative seen as though the OG will be pretty high. I've always had good results with 05 in my IPA's, was just looking in to an alternative
I find 90 pretty sweeter and pretty malt oriented compared to many of the higher attenuated IIPAs and you definitely want something with a brit orientation...so something that's slightly less attenuative than 05/notty and not quite so clean is the ticket if you're really going for that 90 minute character

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #13
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I really like Wyeast 1450 (used to be 2450) Denny's Favorite 50 for this kind of beer. It's getting to be my go to yeast for most things I would use california ale for.

Plus as of yesterday it should be available from WYeast again
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #14
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I've used Wyeast 1187 - Ringwood Ale. It has interesting character. The DFH owner recommended it for a brown ale and I tried it in an IPA too. Not your average IPA if you're looking for something different. Definitely make a starter and the fermentation takes a little longer to finish, at least 14 days in primary.
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Just my 0.02 here, as I have bought the clone kit from the Extreme brewers. They actually recommend S-04 as the dry yeast, and I find it to be great for this recipe. It's one of the only brews I have where I can drink the whole bottle with no yeast sediment on the bottom (go figure). It works great, and makes a nice beer.
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