What yeast to use?

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drowland
beers 11069 º places 430 º 08:52 Thu 1/21/2016

I am doing a leftovers batch soon with random malts and hops myself and club members had leftover from previous batches. I’m stopping at a homebrew shop Saturday to snag a yeast. They typically carry Safale and Whitelabs. Based on the recipe below, suggest a yeast. You can even check their stock at:

http://www.homebrewden.com

5gal batch
6.75lb two row (71%)
1lb Crystal 10L (10%)
0.75lb chocolate malt (8%)
0.56lb Flaked Wheat (6%)
0.5lb Honey Malt (5%)

60 - 1/2oz Warrior, 1/2oz Cluster
20 - 1oz Cascade
10 - 1oz Cascade
0 - 1oz Cascade, 1/2oz Centennial

The hop schedule can be moved around as well. Now pick a yeast!

 
drowland
beers 11069 º places 430 º 08:54 Thu 1/21/2016

If it matters to you, depending on the yeast, it will land around 5.5% ABV

 
Maakun
beers 10309 º places 320 º 08:55 Thu 1/21/2016

When in doubt always use US-05

 
drowland
beers 11069 º places 430 º 09:01 Thu 1/21/2016

Originally posted by Maakun
When in doubt always use US-05


Chico will be the go to if nobody has a more fun/experimental idea,

I can also buy more hops and malts while I’m there, but that kinda ruins the fun of a relatively free "leftovers" beer.

 
Homer321
beers 5364 º places 54 º 09:14 Thu 1/21/2016

Say hi to Sara!

I think the fruity esters could be nice with the malt bill but would reduce the hops. Maybe US04?

Or just go crazy and use saison yeast. So you can tell anyone that doesn’t like the beer that they don’t understand farmhouse ales.

 
dchmela
beers 3095 º places 108 º 09:14 Thu 1/21/2016

I was thinking more of a Windsor or a British ale like 1098 because of the Crystal malt. Maybe a 007 if you are using White Labs.

 
Zer0
beers 1227 º places 9 º 09:18 Thu 1/21/2016

Could try out WLP029, Kölsch. Maybe get a little character from it while not being too overpowering. Plus, who ever used kölsch yeast with that malt bill?

 
drowland
beers 11069 º places 430 º 09:28 Thu 1/21/2016

Also, I do have fermentation temperature control, so any yeast is possible, though I don’t want to have to keep something cool for months and months as I will need the chamber for other brews.

 
drowland
beers 11069 º places 430 º 09:30 Thu 1/21/2016

Originally posted by Homer321
Say hi to Sara!

I think the fruity esters could be nice with the malt bill but would reduce the hops. Maybe US04?

Or just go crazy and use saison yeast. So you can tell anyone that doesn’t like the beer that they don’t understand farmhouse ales.


Suggested hop schedule?

 
drowland
beers 11069 º places 430 º 09:30 Thu 1/21/2016

Originally posted by Zer0
Could try out WLP029, Kölsch. Maybe get a little character from it while not being too overpowering. Plus, who ever used kölsch yeast with that malt bill?


I do not believe I have ever used Kolsch yeast, so that might be interesting!

 
spacecoyote
10:08 Thu 1/21/2016

I would suggest something with medium to low attenuation, high flocculation, slightly fruity, little to no diacetyl. Something British, or an American yeast with British attributes, that might throw a little stone fruit ester.

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