Saturday, November 22, 2008
I just picked up a platinum yeast strain and had to read up on the origin. White Labs releases seasonal yeast strains and I was itching to try something new. Antwerp Ale WLP515 is a Belgian yeast strain. Antwerp is in the western region of Belgium and the name comes from a legend translating to "hand-throwing". A giant by the name of Antigoon, shown as the towering statue to the right, would chop off hands and throw them in the Scheldt River for travelers who didn't pay his toll.
Antigoon, November 22 2008
5 Gallons, All Grain, Single Infusion Mash, 90 Minute Boil
5lbs. Pilsener Malt
4lbs. Wheat Malt
2lbs. Domestic 2-Row
0.75oz. Homegrown Vojvodina 60min.
1oz. Saaz 5min.
White Labs, Antwerp Ale WLP515 Platinum Strain