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WLP 008

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by alanforbeer, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. A quick search of old BA threads yielded little info on this yeast. I picked some up on a whim a few weeks ago and made an APA that has been in primary for about a week (O.G. 1.056, Centennial and Galaxy hops, fermenting at a constant 64).

    Seems to have a reputation for refusing to flocculate, and it hasn't received much praise over on the other forums. What are your experiences with this yeast? Like it/ hate it?
  2. I've used it once...Sam Adams ALE yeast (not to be confused with their lager yeast). I brewed a side-by-side batch with Chico and it seemed very similar, but with less fruitiness. It didn't seem to floc any worse than US-05.
  3. Yeah, I saw that thread about the side-by-side comparison with US-05. You must not have been very impressed with the WLP 008 version, though: "I've used it once...".
  4. pweis909

    pweis909 Advocate (705) Wisconsin Aug 13, 2005

    You are right that this strain does not seem to get a lot of airplay among internet forum users. I've never used it but have been curious. Let us know about it...
  5. Don't get me wrong, it was good...but I haven't reused it for the same reason I don't use a lot of other liquid yeasts...it was not head and shoulders above a similar dry yeast I could get for less than half the price.

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