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Old 02-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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ive had some really good ipas with California ale yeast. they have turned out so good that ive always used it. ive use american ale yeast too but california is my go to yeast.

what is your go to ipa yeast? im thinking of trying something different
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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I like White Labs San Diego Super (WLP090). It's very similar to WLP001, but I typically get 3-4% more attenuation and it flocs better. Though I would love to have a limitless supply of Conan (Heady Topper's yeast).

FYI - When people say "clean American Ale yeast" and "Cali Ale yeast", they are usually referencing the same type of yeasts: WLP001, Wyeast 1056, and Safale US-05.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Cal Ale for the most part, although I've been liking what WLP007 does for me.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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I like wlp007 I enjoy a good malt backbone with my hops. 007 does the trick.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #5
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US-05. It costs a lot less, it produces a neutral ale flavor across a wide temperature range, no need for a starter, it easily ferments high OG wort down to 1.010 or below, and it lets the hops come through on the finished beer. My only complaint is that it does not floccuate well. I can get a clear IPA, but it takes a long cold conditioning phase and gelatin. IPA's are pretty easy beers to make, so I don't fool around with any other yeast. I mostly play around with the hop additions, and to an extent the grain bill, when I want to change things up a bit.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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I use california ale yeast about 90% of the time for my IPA's. When I want to change it up a bit I use English Ale WLP002. It gives it a bit more malt and fruity characteristic to the beer and leaves it super clear. It's a great yeast.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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Got a brew with Conan Yeast from Heady Topper. Already my favorite and haven't even tasted it yet. The yeast cake looks like the spirally short pasta.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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For most ipa and apa I use US-05. Its cheap and easy like me.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #9

Hard to beat US-05.

Also like Wyeast 1728.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #10
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I just used the new Danstar BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast for my Citrade Pale Ale and it came out fantastic. May use it again when I make an IPA in the near future. Haven't heard many people talk about this yeast.
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