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
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 clearhttp://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
The Wyeast version of that yeast is 1968. I like that one a lot for an ESB
I agree. Wyeast 1968 is great for an ESB.
"Now is the time to think of only one thing, that which I was born for" EH
Me, I have tried 1968, but I like WY 1318.
"There's many a slip twixt cup and lip" -idiom
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.
I've been using Wyeast 1098 for my Red Hook ESB clone. Seams to finish quick and tastes like an English Ale. No complaints.
Keg #1: Bourbon/Oak Vanilla Porter
Keg #2: Cascadian Stout
Keg #3: BMC West
Bottled: Mjolnir Mead, Lazy Daze Hefe, The Bollocks ESB, Dark Matter stout.
Anybody ever use wlp005? I bought it for the esb that I am planning.
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.
Drinking: AHS Budget IPA; Redhook Double Black Stout III; Chrysanthemum Honey Rye Ale; Cherry Porter; AHS SuperCaliFugglisticESBAledocious; Innis & Gunn Original II; Rafikah Rose's GF Pear Ale; NB La Petite Orange Blanche; NB The Plinian Legacy.
Bottled: Val-Dieu Triple (first taste 13 December 2014).