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Offline BigBBrew

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Sharp, Tart scent similar to a sour beer in blonde ale.
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:52:12 AM »
Has anyone else noticed a tart scent, not stinky, using WLP051? I didn't see any mention of this in White labs description.
I made a Blonde Ale a few weeks ago using WLP051. Its been 2 weeks and there's a Tart scent like a sour but taste is very pleasant.
Fermentation started in 14 hrs at 66f and was steady (not as aggressive as wlpoo1) for 4 days and slowed. OG1.048/FG1.009 in 6 days.

I'm thinking I let it condition for a few weeks to see what happens.

Thanks,
Brian

Offline dtapke

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Re: Sharp, Tart scent similar to a sour beer in blonde ale.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 12:14:27 PM »
51's a weird yeast, Generally catch sour cherry in the aroma depending on fermentation temp. 2 weeks is pretty fresh for that yeast, give it at least 2 more weeks, ideally 4-6 at a nice low lager temp to clear and clean up. I'd also recommend a diacetyl rest.

personally I've used it twice and found it to have a bit too much sulfur. I prefer 090,060blend,or001 for clean fermenting yeast, in that order.
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