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#1 pkrone

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:52 PM

I did another yeast comparison!    Brewed a pils (ish) on New Years.  90/10 Barke pils/Barke munich, 30 IBU's.  10 gallons of wort.   In one carboy I pitched 2308 and the other Imperial L17.  Both from active starters.  The 2308 was a little old.  It started a little slower but rapidly caught up and finished strong.  Both were spunded in 5 days.   Tasted both side by side today.   The L17 is better. Both beers turned out great but the L17 is a little more clear already and just has a nicer, rounder flavor.  It's my house yeast now.


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#2 Mando

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:28 PM

not familiar with L17.  does it have a wyeast or white labs equiv?


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:32 PM

not familiar with L17. does it have a wyeast or white labs equiv?


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I did another yeast comparison! Brewed a pils (ish) on New Years. 90/10 Barke pils/Barke munich, 30 IBU's. 10 gallons of wort. In one carboy I pitched 2308 and the other Imperial L17. Both from active starters. The 2308 was a little old. It started a little slower but rapidly caught up and finished strong. Both were spunded in 5 days. Tasted both side by side today. The L17 is better. Both beers turned out great but the L17 is a little more clear already and just has a nicer, rounder flavor. It's my house yeast now.


I have used the Omega version and really liked it. I have a package to start propping up sitting in the fridge. The flavor just screams "beer" if that makes any sense.
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#4 Mando

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:48 PM

oh yeah - I like bayern more than 2308.  I still have a soft spot for 833 though.


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#5 jayb151

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 05:12 PM

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The flavor just screams "beer" if that makes any sense.

 

I know exactly what you mean. One I had the same reaction to was O'dells Shilling ale. I actually said to someone, it's a "beery" beer.


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#6 Stout_fan

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:55 AM

So in which styles would L17 be appropriate?


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:35 AM

So in which styles would L17 be appropriate?

"This great lager strain combines good flocculation characteristics with low sulfur and low diacetyl. Clean fermentations produce amazing bock, Helles, pilsner, dunkles, and just about any other lager style you throw its way. Fantastic choice for a house lager strain. "

 

https://www.imperial.../lager/harvest/


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#8 ER Pemberton

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 12:18 PM

If I made two beers, one with 2308 and one with Bayern, I guaran-damn-tee you that I would like the Bayern version better.  Such a great yeast.  




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