WLP009 Australian Ale

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by mnstorm99, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    New yeast to me, nd I am wondering if anyone has used it and how it might go in my next beer. I am doing a 10 gallon batch, split between two different yeast strains (WLP005 being the other in this case). So, I am looking for something along the lines of 21A Bitter American, Surly Bitter Brewer or Stone Levitation with less malt character. A touch of bread can come from the yeast, but I really want the hops to shine in this.

    Opinions are always welcome, but I am thinking this may be a nice fit:
    OG: 1.044; FG: 1.010; IBU: 39
    95% Franco-Belges Pilsen Malt
    3% Wyermann CaraHell
    2% Wyermann CaraAmber

    FWH: 4.5AAU Amarillo
    10 min: 1oz. Willamette
    5 min.: 2oz. Amarillo
    DH: 1.5oz. Amarillo, 1oz. Willamette
  2. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Not much use on this one yet, huh?
  3. JimmyTango

    JimmyTango Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 California

    I cant really offer up any feedback besides...

    Sounds great!

    Let us know how it goes. I may want to brew a copy-cat :)
  4. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    OK, so I kegged these up yesterday and the Aussie Ale yeast was definately more malty with a little less focus on the hops, but this thing was almost crystal clear after only two weeks in the primary. Both beers tasted great, and now have the dry hops on them. I did save and wash the Aussie yeast as I may have a couple more ideas for this one.

    WLP005 finished at 1.008
    WLP009 finished at 1.009
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