I have an extra Gaarden hoe all grain kit. I don’t like the phenolic taste of Gaarden hoe from the oyl 030 yeast so want to brew something else. I was thinking of brewing the raspberry wheat from the grains with oyl 021 yeast. I do like fruit beers.
So I brewed NB gaarden hoe with OYL 030. Fermentation temp 70 to 75 F. The 75F was later in fermentation to help chew up diacetyl. Mash pH 5.4, used 7 ml lactic acid to get there. 5 gallon batch. The taste was too phenolic for me. I did another starter of the oyl 030 and treated it like beer an let it fully ferment for a few weeks. Cooled starter to 34 F, sat over night, separated yeast saved the beer. Carbonated it in soda bottle to taste. Had the same phenolic taste that I did not like in the gaarden hoe.
Unfortunately, I bought two all grain kits. Was thinking of what I can do with the 5.5 pounds of pilsner and 4.75 pounds of flaked wheat mixed together. Thought of brewing a raspberry wheat beer with oyl021 at lower fermentation temperature to decrease phenolics. Opinions and other options are being sought.