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Old 04-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Need a suggestion for a yeast for an ESB. Wyeast has a bunch and just looking for any advice from someone who's been down this road

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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White Labs WLP002 is a great yeast (in my top 5 I'd say) and is made for this style and leaves your beer very clear
http://www.whitelabs.com/yeast/wlp002-english-ale-yeast

I find that when using this yeast my beers come out best after aging a bit - 4-6 weeks time in bottle or keg will really bring out that sweetness you want out of the ESB

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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The Wyeast version of that yeast is 1968. I like that one a lot for an ESB

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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I agree. Wyeast 1968 is great for an ESB.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:18 AM   #5
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002 here

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:54 AM   #6
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Me, I have tried 1968, but I like WY 1318.

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Yeah, 1318 made a real tasty one for me. I did an open ferment on it. Just rested the lid on top of the bucket.

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I've been using Wyeast 1098 for my Red Hook ESB clone. Seams to finish quick and tastes like an English Ale. No complaints.

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Anybody ever use wlp005? I bought it for the esb that I am planning.

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My AHS Redhook ESB kit came with White Labs Pacific Ale WLP041 (with alternate of Wyeast Northwest Ale 1332). I am very happy with the result.

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