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What's your prefered Cal Ale Yeast?

US-05
7 (87.5%)
White Labs WLP001
0 (0%)
Wyeast 1056
1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Author Topic: Cal Ale - DryYeast US-05 vs WLP001/1056  (Read 5486 times)

Mij

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Cal Ale - DryYeast US-05 vs WLP001/1056
« on: September 28, 2008, 08:34:18 AM »
Time after time, I realize that I'm ready to have a "spontaneous" brew day.  Usually that means that I've not prepared a "proper" starter - http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html  ;)

That being the case, I've really enjoyed the "freedom" of the US-05 Cal Ale yeast for those brews that use it.  My palate is not sophisticated enough to tell the difference and I'm curious what others think!

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Re: Cal Ale - DryYeast US-05 vs WLP001/1056
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 11:58:12 AM »
I haven't used the Wyeast or White Labs versions, But from what I've read in books and other forums, they are all the same thing. California Ale strain also commonly called the Chico strain.
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Re: Cal Ale - DryYeast US-05 vs WLP001/1056
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 06:57:41 AM »
It is nice to see some one come out of the closet with their unsophisticated palate.  I have question my local supply house on how big of a difference it makes between these yeast and they seem to think it makes a difference.  I cannot tell, but I have never split a batch of wort and used the two for the most fair comparison you can get.  With that being said I would have to vote for US-05 for its ease of use.

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Re: Cal Ale - DryYeast US-05 vs WLP001/1056
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 07:55:38 PM »
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I have question my local supply house on how big of a difference it makes between these yeast and they seem to think it makes a difference.

I does make a difference.
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Re: Cal Ale - DryYeast US-05 vs WLP001/1056
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 06:33:23 AM »
My preference is 1056. Mainly because it was the first yeast I washed, and I have it in stock. Sometimes we get in a rut and just go with what we know, it doesn't make it right it's just what we are familiar with.
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