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Old 10-18-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Type of yeasts for a Porter?

Im new to brewing yet. About 4 batches in. I was wondering what type of yeasts should be used with a porter. I bought the Brewers Best Robust Porter kit and it came with a nottingham yeast. I was just curious as to what different yeasts would do the the final product. Thanks for all the help!



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Old 10-18-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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For my porter, I use Wyeast 1028 (London Ale)


Only thing I would add is that the quality of my brew went up rather significantly when I switched from dry to liquid yeasts... ;o)



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Old 10-18-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
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I just did Wyeast 1028 "London Ale" for my porter...it seems to have done a fine job! The beer is still young, but it is tasty!

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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If you're a dry yeast guy, Nottingham, S-04, or US-56 will all work nicely.

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I like the WLP013 London Ale yeast for my Porters.

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Nottingham or Windsor dry Danstar

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What is the difference in the final product though? Are there different flavors, more or less bitter, etc.? it would be neat to see if there was a big difference in the types of yeast used. Thanks for all the replies BTW! It really is nice having so many people willing to answer my questions. Thanks again!!

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IMHO, I don't think yeast matters as much in a roasty, malty beer like a porter. After brewing nearly 50 batches over the past year, I've gotten to the point where I only use specialty yeast when the recipe really calls for special yeast. Hefe's. Belgians. High Gravs. But for most of my beers, nottingham and Safeale US-05 work just fine. Making a starter and having to order the packs is such a PITA that I just keep a stash of dry yeast around and only order liquid for specialty brews. For a porter, I'd use Nottingham or US-05. But if you really wanna use liquid, the London Ale works well.

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I use WLP004 Irish Ale yeast.



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