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Old 12-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Liking Wyeast 1728 scottish ale

Just racked a robust porter into my secondary to add some vanilla. This is my first time using 1728 and i gotta say, i'm liking the early results. I got excellent flocculation and attenuation, and i drank my hydro sample and I have high hopes for this brew. It's always nice to use a new yeast and get good results (so far)

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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I've been thinking of using this for an imperial stout, what were the OG-FG numbers on the porter?

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Old 12-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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I've never used the yeast and was planning on trying it out in a Wee Heavy. Easy to use? Or is it a problem child like W. Yorkshire and Belgian Saison tend to be?

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og was 1.068 and fg was 1.014


It was probably one of the easiest yeasts i've used. kept it at about 62-61 degrees, fermentation took off in around 12 hours. it had a decent kraussen but didn't blow off. very pleased with it.

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I have heard good things as well and am interested to try it.

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It's my house yeast--I keep washing it and use it in nearly every ale I use. It flocs out remarkably well, leaving really clear, clean-tasting beers. I've used it for a Wee Heavy, an Imperial Stout, and an Imperial Red (a la G'Knight/Gordon), among other not-so-extreme beers. All came out exactly as I wanted them to.

I will caution to use a blow-off tube. I do have some 1728 krausen stuck to my ceiling still when I pitched it in a fairly high gravity beer.

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It's a very strong fermentor and a good malty yeast for strong ales. I pitched one pouch of it (no starter) in a 1.108 beer and it fermented all the way down to 1.025 no probs. It's a beast and my goto yeast for huge beers.

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