After getting my hands on some of the new Danstar BRY-97 American West Coast Ale yeast, I wanted to do a test brew with it. I haven't had good experiences with Danstar previously when I used the Munich yeast (produced horrible flavours and was never great), but I have high hopes for this new one. Most of what I'm reading is that it's ferments quickly, thoroughly, with a clean flavour at high temps and compacts quite well.
This is the recipe I brewed with this yeast:
Code name: "Explorers Should know better"
IBU: 96 approx.
Brew date: 29/01/2013
Estimated ABV: 5.5%
Actual ABV: ?
1.4 Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 60 minutes
250g Maltodextrine @ 60 minutes
30g Columbus Hops (12% AA) @ 60 minutes
15g Columbus Hops (14.6%AA) @ 15 minutes
1 x whirlfloc tablet @ 15 minutes
1tsp Yeast nutrient @ 5 minutes
1tsp Calcium Carbonate @ 5 minutes
60g Columbus Hops (14.6%AA) @ 5 minutes
1.4 Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 0 minutes
250mL Amber Candy Syrup @ 0 minutes
*** Cold Crash ***
1 packet of Danstar BRY-97 Yeast