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Old 06-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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I'm going to brew up some double IPA next weekend which should come out to around 9.5% ABV. Will WLP001 be able to handle this? I have some in the fridge and would like to use it, but only if it will live. I could save it for another batch later.

As an alternative I was thinking of trying WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast which has a higher alcohol tolerance.


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Old 06-07-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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As long as you pitch the proper amount for that gravity, it should do just fine. With that big a beer you attenuation may not be as high as you are used to, so keep that in mind.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:18 PM   #3
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The 001 should do just fine as long as you pitch enough cells. Since you already have it, I say use it. 090 is a great yeast, too, but honestly the 001 won't have any trouble at all fermenting to 9.5%.

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Old 06-08-2014, 02:12 PM   #4
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Wlp001 is pretty much the same as us-05 and an HBT member recently told me he has used 05 in beers between 8-11% ABV without difficulty. Should be fine but make sure you have plenty of soldiers to win the invasion! Lol

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Old 06-08-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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I use it all the time around the ABV and even a decent amount higher. No worries

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