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.
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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: Two-row/homegrown Cascade Smash
Keg #2: Cascadian Stout
Keg #3: Vienna Lager
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On deck: Two-Hearted IPA
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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 Oaked Imperial Whiskey Stout; Redhook ESB; Scaldis Belgian Special Ale; Allagash Grand Cru; Innis & Gunn; AHS Budget IPA; William Moore's Summer Beer.
Bottled: Redhook Double Black Stout III (first taste 14 December 2013).