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Old 01-05-2013, 06:05 AM   #1
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Anybody have a good recommendation for a good yeast to ferment a Robust Porter recipe?

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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Here you go... Depending on what you're looking to get from the yeast, pick one of the four listed. My preference would be 1275 (from that list). You can also use 1728 if you don't care that it's not on the list.
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I like Ringwood by Wyeast for a porter

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #4
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I actually used Wyeast 1882-PC in both of my mocha porter batches.

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I really like notty for porters. Cheap, easy and good results.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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I used WLP002 for my Chai Robust Porter, perfect attenuation, worked happily at 68F with three weeks in primary

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For an American robust porter, I use WLP001/WY1056/US-05. For more of an English style, I have used WLP002, Nottingham, and S-04, all of which came out great.

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Well I used S-04 for my Robust Porter on monday. Pitched 2 packs. 1.064 OG. Down to 1.012 right meow, but it's fruity as all hell. Temps were in the low 60's the whole time. I didn't know if Porter will throw off flavors like that when it's real young, or the yeast just got away from me. Any thoughts?

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S-04 will give you some fruity aromas and flavors, which are fairly common in an English-style porter. BJCP style guidelines for robust porter call for "moderate to none" for fruity esters. If you used English hops, or hops with English characteristics like Willamette, then it's totally fine. IMO it does clash a bit if you used American hops and they are prominent. For low hopped versions I don't really care so much.

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I used Target for hops. Mainly for bittering only and to get me up to about 35 IBUs. Not looking for much flavor, just bittering.

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