Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Yeast trial

Trying a new yeast out. Bought an out of date vial from MO Malt Supply (1/2 price) of the following.
* WLP006 Bedford British
Ferments dry and flocculates very well. Produces a distinctive ester profile. Good choice for most English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.
Attenuation: 72-80%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 65-70°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium

I pitched it in a quart of 1.034 wort a couple days ago. Will pitch this in a half gallon of 1.034 wort today. The whole lot will then go to make a batch of porter, then I think I'll try to recreate the old ale on top of the resulting yeast cake. The fun never stops!

1 comment:

  1. Good yeast choice to start the Old Ale, in my opinion! Don't forget to pick up the "secret bacterial ingredient"!!

    Can't wait to taste that porter, either!