White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale
White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale:
Clean, highly flocculent, and highly attenuative yeast. This yeast is similar to White Labs WLP002 English Ale in flavor profile, but is 10% more attenuative. This eliminates the residual sweetness, and makes the yeast well suited for high gravity ales. It is also reaches terminal gravity quickly. 80% attenuation will be reached even with 10% ABV beers.
Flocculation: Medium to High
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium-High (8-12%)
We are big fans of the yeast starter... can't go wrong with a well prepared, stir plate fueled sanitary yeast starter -- ~4 hour lag time after pitching and excellent attenuation has been typical so far. This yeast strain, in particular, has been the most active starter so far. Usually, we have to put it in the fridge and let the yeast settle out of suspension. This one... not so much. Amazing! After doing some reading and reviews of WLP007 (haha, "English Dry Ale") and the comments about flocculation and attenuation, we will be trying this yeast with our signature IIPA recipe and see what the results are. This particular yeast starter is for a toasted Coconut Porter all-grain kit from Austin Home Brew Supply.
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Great Alternative to the "Plain Jane Chico Strain"
Posted by Craig L on 19th Nov 2014
Tired of the Plain Jane Chico Strain? You know WLP001/US-05, where it's best attribute is that it does nothing at all? Give WLP007 a shot!
This strain is killer in your favorite American Ales. Not only does it attenuate nice and dry, it does a beautiful job balancing hops and malt allowing for even MOAR layers of lupulin awesomeness. Oh ya, it ferments fast and drops like a rock so keep your vegan craft beer drinking friends (such a thing?) happy and throw away that nasty gelatin, you don't need it with WLP007.
A word of warning, control your fermentation temperatures! This one burns through wort fast. Left unchecked, phenols can (and will) get out of control leaving you with a hot mess. Pitch cold and keep the wort temperature @ 18c until you see high krausen.