I first heard about the White Labs Yeast Vault back in September of 2017 from the Brew Dudes. At that time I ordered several different yeast strains, including WLP611. The first strain I received was WLP066 which I used in the Sherman’s Planet IPA recipe.
WLP611 as described by White Labs
Isolated from spontaneously fermented apples on a remote island off the coast of Denmark in the fall of 2009, this culture is a unique blend of three yeast strains (two belonging to Saccharomyces cerevisiae and one Torulaspora delbrueckii).
My original thought on a brew for this yeast was to brew a traditional Finnish Farmhouse Ale. It is unbelievably hard to find juniper branches. A main ingredient in the boil for a Finnish Sahti/Farmhouse Ale. At least I couldn’t ind them any where around central Pennsylvania in April. I settled on a Belgian Dubbel. I had been wanting to brew with Belgian candy syrup for a while. And I felt the style would lend itself to the originating nature of the yeast.
The recipe below references WLP500, Monastery/Trappist Ale yeast. I picked that up when I purchased the grain. I was not sure the delivery from White labs was going to arrive in time.
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