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Old 03-13-2010, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default Looking for suggestions on a British yeast

I'm looking at adding a strain of english yeast to my library for pales, porters, and ipas. I usually buy wyeast because the LHBS sells it. Any suggestions and/or experiences would be great.

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Old 03-13-2010, 02:41 AM   #2
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1098 is good if you like fruity, 1028 if you like bready. 1098 ferments like a banchee

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Old 03-13-2010, 05:18 AM   #3
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I'm a huge fan of 1968 - little bit of fruitness, malt and hops shine and it finishes REALLY clealrly.

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I brewed British Pale Ale WLP005 last weekend and it went from 1.053 to 1.018 in a few days. I was out of the house and when I came back on Wednesday night I had no krausen so I guess it went thru most fermentation in 4 days.

I cant comment on the taste since I am still planning to keep it going for another 2 weeks (3 week rule).

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I'm looking at adding a strain of english yeast to my library for pales, porters, and ipas. I usually buy wyeast because the LHBS sells it. Any suggestions and/or experiences would be great.

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I am a Liquid Yeast fan, but I recently used S-04 and loved the results. Great settling and works very well for malty and higher gravity ales. I washed the yeast after use and have four pints in the fridge.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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I have used WLP002 English Ale (Wyeast 1968 London ESB), WLP007 Dry English (Wyeast 1098 Whitbread - dry), and S-04.

I am loving WLP007 right now. I am basically using it for all of my English beers.

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Old 03-13-2010, 06:02 PM   #7
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You can't beat Notty for cost and ease of use.

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+1 on 1968. It takes the malt flavors of your grain and super-intensifies them. I love it. You can still make some nice hoppy beer with this strain as well, but consider adding a little more hops than you might with 1056. That goes for bitterness as well as flavor/aroma. The high flocculation (another reason I love this yeast) will leave slightly more residual sweetness (also delicious to me) so an extra 5-8 IBUs will help there, and because of the intense malt, some extra hop flavor/aroma will balance everything.

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I am a Liquid Yeast fan, but I recently used S-04 and loved the results. Great settling and works very well for malty and higher gravity ales. I washed the yeast after use and have four pints in the fridge.
+1 on S-04. I like liquid yeast as well, but it's easy to just have a half dozen packets of S-04 and S-05 (American style) sitting ready to go and they work for most things I brew. Stouts, pale ales, ipas, brown ale, etc.

I save the liquid yeast for when I want to do something Belgian or something like that. Or when I just wanna use Pacman.
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If I were you I'd just pick one and try it. Everyone's taste preferences
and styles of beer they use them in are so different it's hard to
recommend a specific one. FWIW, I think 1968 is too bready for
light ales, it works well in darker beers. I use 1318 most of the time.

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