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Offline Baron Von MunchKrausen

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alternative to WLP013 London Ale ?
« on: November 21, 2014, 11:53:55 AM »
Other plans cancelled. Brew day tomorrow.!
Brewing English Strong Bitter. I've always used White Labs London Ale WLP013 on a starter. OG 1.058
Can y'all give me a dry yeast alternative?
Perhaps 2 packs of Safale-04?
Thanks
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Re: alternative to WLP013 London Ale ?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 03:02:47 PM »
I like the SafAle 04. Nice and dry. I also like the Nottingham dry as well.

If you can still get liquid, the WLP-005 and 007 are solid workhorses.
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Re: alternative to WLP013 London Ale ?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 03:56:19 PM »
Wyeast 1469 is the best I've used with my English bitters.
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Re: alternative to WLP013 London Ale ?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 02:57:20 PM »
I tried WLP041 Pacific Ale yeast in my last English ale and I liked it a lot. It doesn't finish quite as dry as WLP007 but it does have a very rounded, malty profile. It's a bit slower fermenting than most yeasts but it's worth the wait.
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Re: alternative to WLP013 London Ale ?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 08:15:15 PM »
S-04 and Windsor, with Windsor being much fruitier than S-04.

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Re: alternative to WLP013 London Ale ?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 10:06:01 PM »
The 04 is humming along beautifully. Such a tall rich krausen is a sight to behold.....
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