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jldc 03-20-2009 09:39 PM

Yeast for ESB
 
I'm working up a recipe for an ESB. I'm leaning toward s-04, but is there a liquid that's substantially better for an ESB?

Thanks

Piotr 03-20-2009 09:42 PM

Hmm... maybe Wyeast ESB?
Seriously: s-04 are pretty good, you can give it a try.

kaptain_karma 03-20-2009 09:51 PM

I'm a big fan of wyeast 1028 for an ESB

ifishsum 03-20-2009 09:53 PM

Substantially better, I'm not sure but the ESB I made with S-04 turned out great.

ajf 03-20-2009 10:14 PM

WLP002 and Wyeast 1968 are both much better than S-04 in my opinion, but I use the S-04 in emergencies and it isn't bad.

-a.

michael.berta 03-20-2009 10:41 PM

I use S-04 and/or Nottingham. I like my ESBs on the dry side though. No need to pay extra $$$ for liquid yeast on that beer...

Beerrific 03-20-2009 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajf (Post 1209888)
WLP002 and Wyeast 1968 are both much better than S-04 in my opinion, but I use the S-04 in emergencies and it isn't bad.

-a.

I would agree those liquid yeast are better than s-04 for an ESB. I did not like how dry the S-04 left the beer. I will probably give the Windsor a try in the future, but for now I will stick with WLP002.

Nugent 03-21-2009 09:27 PM

+1 for 1968

dbowdit16 03-21-2009 11:18 PM

I just made an ESB with WLP005 and it turned out great

niquejim 03-21-2009 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajf (Post 1209888)
WLP002 and Wyeast 1968 are both much better than S-04 in my opinion, but I use the S-04 in emergencies and it isn't bad.

-a.


My http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/full-owl-esb-55408/ is completly different(and not in a good way) using S-04 instead of 1968/002. The flavors of s-04 just don't compare


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