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newb 11-28-2012 07:35 PM

Stout yeast?
So my buddy and I are getting set to brew a left hand - milk stout clone, and a gingerbread stout, the recipes both call for safale 05 I think. Now my brewing partner says he is scared that yeast is going to take our beer another direction. Both of these recipes we have a full pound of lactose and some flaked oats. We wants these things silky smooth and creamy. He thinks this yeast will give us a crisp flavor almost like lagers have... Is he right?

zuckfoltzfus 11-28-2012 07:38 PM

my oatmeal stout is definitely crisp

inhousebrew 11-28-2012 07:39 PM

05 is generally regarded as pretty high attenuator that is crisp and clean. It is kind of a default go to dry yeast for many people. Is there another liquid yeast option? I'm sure you're beer won't be lager like but I still don't think that would be my first choice for a oatmeal stout. But maybe that attenuation helps keep it low enough with all that oatmeal and lactose???

jerrodm 11-28-2012 07:54 PM

You could go with S-04, which would give a more British stout feel, or WLP004, which is my personal favorite for stouts. If you want something sweeter, Windsor is a good choice.

newb 11-28-2012 07:55 PM

No liquid option on the recipes.. But I'm open to suggestions haha I don't know if crisp is whAt we want, I think I want it to be more like gingerbread chocolate milk shake motor oil haha

newb 11-28-2012 07:58 PM

Thanks for the suggestions jerrod. Much appreciated.

stratslinger 11-28-2012 08:07 PM

I'd definitely keep in mind what inhousbrew pointed out - especially with the milk stout, you're going to have a lot of unfermentable sugars in those stouts, so you might actually benefit from having something like S05 fermenting out all the other stuff more fully. It could make for a really interesting experiment though, if you could do a 10 gallon recipe and pitch S05 to half, and S04 to the other, and see just how different the two resulting beers come out.

WoodlandBrew 11-28-2012 08:08 PM

+1 to WLP004.

moti_mo 11-28-2012 08:26 PM

Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale is amazing for stouts, its my go-to for my milk stout

mrstevenund 11-29-2012 01:23 AM


Originally Posted by moti_mo (Post 4630219)
Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale is amazing for stouts, its my go-to for my milk stout

+1 for Irish Ale yeast. Adds a more complex and depth flavor compared to something like Wyeast 1056.

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