Originally Posted by HP_Lovecraft
Thats 12% ABV, and the WLP001 will die at 10%. Wine yeast would certaintly work, but you might not like the flavor. I'd suggest the WLP099. Its an ale yeast designed for high alchohol levels.
White Labs WLP001 is great for high gravity beers, I have made several successful beers in the 10+% with this strain. Its clean and leaves little to no off tastes you might find with other strains. I would just recomend making a starter a few days ahead of time, don't waste your money on two packets!
Here is the profile off the web site:
WLP001 California Ale Yeast
This yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance and ability to be used in almost any style ale. It accentuates the hop flavors and is extremely versatile.
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-73°F
Alcohol Tolerance: High
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