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Old 01-14-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default What is your favourite yeast strain.

OK simple question - and I'm looking for one line answers (OK, OK .. you can go on at length in the body of the reply but just put your answer at the beginning so people can find it quickly.)

If you were stranded on a desert island (with all the necessary supplies to brew beer except access to multiple yeast strains) what would be your choice for a single yeast strain (or commercially available strain mix) that you would like to have with you?

I'll start it off with my answer

Wyeast 1056

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Old 01-14-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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the dry ones..I use them for 99% of my brews. and yes its for the low cost.

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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I normally use SA-05 unless I'm making a clone or style that calls for something else.

It's cheap and it always works (for me).

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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WLP002 - English Ale

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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WLP300 - You are on a desert island, why not drink some hefe's.

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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Wyeast 3711. Sure it only makes saisons, but it's good at it.

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #7
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I'm really into Denny's Favorite, Wyeast 1450 I believe. It says:

This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any style beer and is a mainstay of Denny Conn. It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and helps accentuate the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuated.

I read somewhere that it gives your beer a "luscious mouthfeel", and I really agree with that.

Otherwise, I'm a fan of Wyeast 1056, or White Labs 001 for all of my American style beers.

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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WLP029 German Ale/Kölsch - after trying a Kölsch and controlling fermentation temps I use this yeast for a Blonde Ale also.

Don't know why Kölsch isn't a more popular style.

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WY1275 - Thames Valley Ale.

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WY1275 - Thames Valley Ale.
1275, favorite ale yeast, yep.

2206 is my favorite lager yeast, and I'm on a lager kick right now.
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