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Old 03-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Hmm... maybe Wyeast ESB?
Seriously: s-04 are pretty good, you can give it a try.

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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I'm a big fan of wyeast 1028 for an ESB

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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Substantially better, I'm not sure but the ESB I made with S-04 turned out great.

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:41 PM   #6
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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...

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:59 PM   #7
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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.

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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.
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+1 for 1968

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

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Old 03-22-2009, 12:39 AM   #10
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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.

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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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