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Be careful when converting all-grain recipes to extract recipes that use a concentrated wort boil. Remember, hop utilization decreases with concentrated wort boils. While a 60 to 90 minute boil of an all-grain recipe may get 30% utilization, the same boiling time of 6 lbs. (2.7 kg.) of extract boiled in 2 gallons (7.6 l.) of water will result in a 23% utilization. Do a little math and you will realize the necessity of adding 25% more hops to have the same contribution to bitterness.
Likewise, if extract brewers wish to convert their boiling procedures to full wort boils, the reverse of this principle applies; you need to consider reducing bittering hops by 25%.
Converting from a concentrated wort boil to a full wort boil (or vice versa) and substituting hop pellets for whole hops (or vice versa) can lead to as much as a 30 to 40% difference in the amount of bittering hops called for in a recipe in order to match what the recipe formulator intended. That's quite startling if you've never considered it before.*

*This excerpt is from The Homebrewers Companion

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Welcome to the Beer of the Month Section
Each month we design a recipe utilizing the White Labs Platinum Yeast Strains. These are specialty strains available for a limited time each year

To preserve the viability of our liquid yeasts we ship them priority mail with an ice pack. Additional handling fees apply for this assurance of quality products. The remainder of your order may be shipped separately.

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January/February Beer of the Month
Berliner Weisse

A Traditional German wheat beer, cloudy, slightly sour, and only 3%. Dating back to the 16th century, it became Berlin's most popular beer by the beginning of the 19th century and was made by over 700 Breweries. Taste history with this light, flavorful wheat beer!

Featuring the Berliner Weisse Blend Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Jan11A
the price $25.75
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Berliner Weisse Extract (item #Jan11A)


All Grain:
item #Jan11B
the price $22.30
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Berliner Weisse All Grain (item #Jan11B)

  Whitbread Ale

Made with Essex ale yeast this beer is a bit drier than most English Styles. Slightly fruity and bready with good floral character from Goldings hops. A must brew, if you enjoy English beers.

This requires an addition of Cane Sugar not included in the ingredients/price.

Extract:
item #Feb11A
the price $31.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in February


All Grain:
item #Feb11B
the price $26.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in February

Belgian Pilsner

A Traditional Bohemian Pilsner, light in body and an easy drinker. White labs Belgian Lager yeast ferments very clean with little to no sulfur production. Saaz hops gives this crisp lager spicy notes and just enough bitterness for balance. Spice up your winter months!

Featuring the Belgian Lager Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Jan11C
the price $46.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Belgian Pilsner Extract (item #Jan11C)


All Grain:
item #Jan11D
the price $40.75
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Belgian Pilsner All Grain (item #Jan11D)

 
March/April Beer of the Month
Dos Equis

Designed with the original Mexican "Two Exes" lager in mind. Deep copper-brown color with a clean, slightly malty finish. Balanced with bitterness and aroma from noble hops.

One of the finest cervesas from south of the border!

Featuring the Mexican Lager Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Mar11A
the price $36.65
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Dos Equis Extract (item #Mar11A)


All Grain:
item #Mar11B
the price $24.55
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Dos Equis All Grain (item #Mar11B)

 

Bavarian Weizen

A refreshing trip to Southern Germany, inspired by the likes of Schneider Weisse and Pschorr Weissbier. Noticable clove and fruit aroma. This is not an American wheat. It is a robust, classic German Weizen.


Extract:
item #Apr10A
the price $32.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in March/April


All Grain:
item #Apr10B
the price $26.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in March/April

May/June Beer of the Month
Celis White

Made with American wheat to lend that milky-white appearance for which this beer was named. Sweeter, more spicy and less phenolic than our regular wit. Very refreshing when slightly chilled.


Extract:
item #May11A
the price $31.55
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - Celis White Extract (item #May11A)


All Grain:
item #May11B
the price $29.50
+ $4.50 handling fee
Beer of the Month - Celis White All Grain (item #May11B)

  Bastogne Blonde

A very high gravity Trappist-style ale with a slightly acidic finish. Some spicy/floral notes from the hops, very low esters from the yeast profile. This is a 'BIG' beer not intended for session drinking. Responds well to aging.


Extract:
item #Jun11A
the price $49.00
+ $4.50 handling fee
Beer of the Month - Bastogne Blonde Extract (item #Jun11A)


All Grain:
item #Jun11B
the price $45.85
+ $4.50 handling fee
Beer of the Month - Bastogne Blonde All Grain (item #Jun11B)

American Saison

Based on our original Saison recipe with the White Labs Platinum strain in mind. A strong Saison that is slightly fruity with hints of tartness from the yeast. Floral and spicy hop presence keeps it balanced, certainly a beer to age and enjoy!


Extract:
item #Jun11C
the price $43.65
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - American Saison Extract (item #Jun11C)


All Grain:
item #Jun11D
the price $41.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Beer of the Month - American Saison All Grain (item #Jun11D)

 
July/August Beer of the Month
Leffe Blonde

Dry and fruity with hints of spices, this well balanced Belgian Abbey ale has a hidden punch with nearly 7 percent abv.


Extract:
item #Jul10A
the price $40.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in July/August


All Grain:
item #Jul10B
the price $37.40
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in July/August

  Saison II

Based on our original Saison recipe, with the White Labs Platinum strain in mind. A strong Saison that is slightly fruity, and earthy. Floral and spicy hop presence.


Extract:
item #Aug10A
the price $40.50
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in July/August


All Grain:
item #Aug10B
the price $40.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in July/August

Boddington Bitter

Cream nose is full of floral hops and malt. Boddington has a light refreshing flavor and a slightly grainy palate with hops up front balancing with the malt. Featuring the Bedford British Ale Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Aug10C
the price $27.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in July/August


All Grain:
item #Aug10D
the price $22.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in July/August

 
September/October Beer of the Month
Belgian Strong Ale

Complex pleasures of sweet malt, balanced with hop bitterness and warming alcohol. Beer will peak four to eight months after it is carbonated. Featuring the Belgian Strong Ale Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Sep10A
the price $48.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in September/October


All Grain:
item #Sep10B
the price $42.50
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in September/October

  Samiclaus Clone

An excellent interpretation of the strongest beer in the world. Traditionally brewed once a year (Dec 6), by Brauerie Hurlimann. As the Swiss are famous for their time pieces, this is a patient brew. Aged eleven months before bottling, and served the following year during the winter season. Do one now, for next year!


Extract:
item #Oct10A
the price $51.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in September/October


All Grain:
item #Oct10B
the price $45.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in September/October

Milk Stout

A creamy, "sweet-heart" stout, perfect for this time of year! Sweet finish from lactose, tamed by an attenuative yeast and fuggle hops for bitterness. Make some for that "special someone"!

Featuring the Nottingham Ale Platinum Yeast From White Labs.

Extract:
item #Oct10C
the price $35.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in September/October


All Grain:
item #Oct10D
the price $26.00
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in September/October

 
November/December Beer of the Month
Traditional Bock

This strong, dark lager has just a hint of noble hops to balance its caramel malt sweetness. The Old Bavarian Lager yeast leaves this brew clean, with a rich toasted malt aroma. This traditional Bock is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night! Featuring the Old Bavarian Lager Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Nov10A
the price $38.70
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in November/December


All Grain:
item #Nov10B
the price $31.75
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in November/December

  Antwerp Abby Style Ale

Clean, slightly sulfuric ferment gives an almost lager type profile. Very strong, high gravity, big beer even for an Abbey style. Biscuit aroma, hop bitterness and flavors are accentuated. A very good example of Belgian Abbey beer.


Extract:
item #Nov10C
the price $45.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in November/December


All Grain:
item #Nov10D
the price $40.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in November/December

English Brown Ale

This robust brown ale has a pleasant blend of English hops giving it a slightly earthy aroma. The Yorkshire Square Ale yeast leaves this brew malty, with flavorful caramel and toffee notes. With over 7% ABV, this strong brown ale is perfect for the holiday season! Featuring the Yorkshire Square Platinum Yeast From White Labs.


Extract:
item #Dec10A
the price $39.85
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in November/December


All Grain:
item #Dec10B
the price $29.25
+ $4.50 handling fee

Available in November/December

 
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