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Old 01-06-2010, 03:33 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of doing one of the white ale clones listed here:

In trying to keep it close to Sam Adams, should I use the wlp008 yeast - which I guess is the white labs version of Sam Adams yeast? Or should I stick with a belgian wit yeast?


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Old 01-06-2010, 03:38 AM   #2
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You can use any ale yeast and it will turn out great. I think liquid yeast results in a little better quality at the finish. But, it cost a lot more. S-05 is a nice dry yeast.

Nottingham is ok, but it ferments to fast and does not clean up after itself well.

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Old 01-06-2010, 05:22 AM   #3
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I usually stick with liquid yeast as I just like them better so my opinion may be a little skewed, I would use either Belgian Wit Ale WLP400 or Wyeast Belgian Witbier 3944.
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