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Old 09-19-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Frozen Yeast on brew day. Suitable Dry Yeast?

Hey all -

Just found that my wyeast 1098 British Ale is frozen. I'm not sure if it'll revive, but I'm letting it warm up and giving it a try..

If it doesn't come back to life, I have Nottingham, US-05 and Windsor on hand. I'm making a ESB (the Beirmuncher "hooked" clone of Redhook), which if any of those dry yeasts would be the best choice as a sub?

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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Windsor is going to give a more "english" style ale - some esters, medium attenuation. The US-05 will be more neutral with a higher attenuation. I don't have any experience with the Nottingham. For an ESB, I would use Windsor.

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Thanks for the quick response man!

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I heard that frozen yeast only loses 10% of its viability. So, you may not have a problem

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