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Old 09-25-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default WLP320 Hefeweizen yeast alcohol toleration?

All I can find for info on White Labs' WLP320 Hefe yeast is that it's alcohol toleration is "medium." Does anyone know to what ABV it is tolerant to? I'm planning a 13-14% abv wheat-based braggot.

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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usually medium means 10-11%. everything i could find agrees with this on 320: "alcohol tolerance up to 10% ABV (WLP 320)"


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usually medium means 10-11%. everything i could find agrees with this on 320: "alcohol tolerance up to 10% ABV (WLP 320)"
Thank you.

Anyone have any recommendations for a hearty substitute? I'm using white wheat and pils for my base grains, but it doesn't necessarily need to be a wheat beer yeast like a hefe.
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you could bring it down with a hefe yeast for flavor, then when it stalls, hit it with lalvin champagne yeast
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