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Old 11-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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So my buddy and I are getting set to brew a left hand - milk stout clone, and a gingerbread stout, the recipes both call for safale 05 I think. Now my brewing partner says he is scared that yeast is going to take our beer another direction. Both of these recipes we have a full pound of lactose and some flaked oats. We wants these things silky smooth and creamy. He thinks this yeast will give us a crisp flavor almost like lagers have... Is he right?


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Old 11-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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my oatmeal stout is definitely crisp


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Old 11-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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05 is generally regarded as pretty high attenuator that is crisp and clean. It is kind of a default go to dry yeast for many people. Is there another liquid yeast option? I'm sure you're beer won't be lager like but I still don't think that would be my first choice for a oatmeal stout. But maybe that attenuation helps keep it low enough with all that oatmeal and lactose???
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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You could go with S-04, which would give a more British stout feel, or WLP004, which is my personal favorite for stouts. If you want something sweeter, Windsor is a good choice.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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No liquid option on the recipes.. But I'm open to suggestions haha I don't know if crisp is whAt we want, I think I want it to be more like gingerbread chocolate milk shake motor oil haha
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions jerrod. Much appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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I'd definitely keep in mind what inhousbrew pointed out - especially with the milk stout, you're going to have a lot of unfermentable sugars in those stouts, so you might actually benefit from having something like S05 fermenting out all the other stuff more fully. It could make for a really interesting experiment though, if you could do a 10 gallon recipe and pitch S05 to half, and S04 to the other, and see just how different the two resulting beers come out.
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+1 to WLP004.
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Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale is amazing for stouts, its my go-to for my milk stout
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:23 AM   #10
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Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale is amazing for stouts, its my go-to for my milk stout
+1 for Irish Ale yeast. Adds a more complex and depth flavor compared to something like Wyeast 1056.


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