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Need a recipe idea that uses WLP002!

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by tronester, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. tronester

    tronester Meyvn (1,082) Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

    I've done 4 batches so far on one vial of WLP002 (fullers strain) of yeast. I'd like to do one more batch with the yeast cake, a pretty strong one around 8% abv that will last for awhile. I already have a RIS, so I was thinking about an American style Barleywine perhaps? I can't think of any other ideas!
  2. willandperry

    willandperry Initiate (197) Sep 15, 2011 Colorado
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    Your call, but if your harvesting/pitching onto yeast cake, you MAY have trouble getting full attenuation with the yeast if you do a real big barley wine. Id recommend a porter. That strain works great for porters. Just bottled mine this past week and its tasting great.
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  3. bootywhack

    bootywhack Initiate (57) Oct 30, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I did an Arrogant Bastard type clone a while back using 002 that came out really well.
  4. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,305) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Fullers makes a 9% barley wine called Golden Pride. That yeast will handle it.
  5. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Nothing wrong with a Barleywine, but I like the porter idea. I am having a porter now I fermented with wY1968, the supposed 002 equal.

    I have also taken 1968 to 11% before. Better mash really low for that sort of activity. You have a whole cake so pitching enough yeast will not be a problem.

    edit: occurs to me I did not post a recipe. I have a pretty good porter recipe if you want.
  6. willandperry

    willandperry Initiate (197) Sep 15, 2011 Colorado
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    I would be interested to see your recipe
  7. WeaponTheyFear

    WeaponTheyFear Aspirant (240) Mar 9, 2008 Connecticut

    Old ale, which IMO is pretty much a catch all category that would include barleywine.
  8. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    61% Base malt (I used Pils on the last one because that is what I had on hand)
    20% Dark Munich
    7% Brittish Brown
    7% Brittish Black Patent
    5% Wheat (sometimes I sub some candi sugar for the wheat, helps with attenuation)

    OG 1.070 FG 1.015 55 IBU 38SRM 7.2% ABV.

    Mash 148F and I usually let it go longer than 60 minutes.

    Single 60 minute bittering addition to 55 IBU. WY1968 750,000 cells/ml/Plato fermented at 68-70F letting it go to 72F at the end. Carbonation to 2.4 volumes. Does well with a little cold conditioning.

    When I dialed this in I had soft water so I could really do what I wanted. Mash water had Ca2+ around 50 ppm, Cl- around 100, SO42- at 10ppm and CO3 at 200ppm. Sparge water was the same MINUS the CO3.

    Only got down to a FG of 22 on my last attempt, new crappy thermometer was to blame I think. A bit sweeter that normal but still good.

    I like to go for a clean black malt profile. I get Chocolate, cocoa and even some licorice notes from time to time. The yeast also lends some fruity esters for some perceived sweetness.

  9. premierpro

    premierpro Aspirant (277) Mar 21, 2009 Michigan

    I like the Barley Wine idea. I made one last week with 100% base malt. I also like throwing in some 40L and 120L in my Barley Wines. Very important to get your bittering hops up to 20aa's min.
  10. xpertskir

    xpertskir Initiate (29) Feb 11, 2010 West Virginia
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    Are you washing or just pitching slurry? Seems like youve already had a lot of flavorful beer on that yeast. What was the last beer you used this yeast for if you are not washing?
  11. tronester

    tronester Meyvn (1,082) Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

    I am siphoning off the old batch into the priming bucket, leaving the yeast cake, and then dumping the next batch off freshly brewed beer into the fermenter on top, mixing up everything.
  12. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,091) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    What was the last beer you brewed with it?
  13. tronester

    tronester Meyvn (1,082) Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

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