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wildwest450 06-09-2008 08:41 PM

Is coopers yeast any good?
 
I got a cream ale Ag kit from AHS, the dry yeast substitute was Nottinghams, which is great. But for some reason they substituted a gold package of coopers yeast, no fermentation temps on the package. Is this yeast any good? What temp is best for it? Im a little disappointed with this substitution.:(

McKBrew 06-09-2008 09:25 PM

http://www.brew-monkey.com/brewschoo...etail.php?id=1

I have no personal experience with this strain.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=coopers+yeast are some other google results. I am not posting these as a hint to search yourself so don't take it the wrong way. Just thought you might want some other information as well.

wildwest450 06-09-2008 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McKBrew (Post 707639)
http://www.brew-monkey.com/brewschoo...etail.php?id=1

I have no personal experience with this strain.

Here are some other google results. I am not posting these as a hint to search yourself so don't take it the wrong way. Just thought you might want some other information as well.

Thanks, I was actually looking for someone who had actual experience with this yeast. Facts and figures off of google don't always add up to a good result.;)

mazdamike 06-09-2008 09:40 PM

I've used both in an APA, could not tell the differance.

TheCrane 06-09-2008 09:51 PM

I just helped drain a keg of English mild that my buddy brewed with this yeast. He split 10 gallons and fermented 5 with coops and 5 with WLP001. both were fermented at ~65 F. This temp definitely favored the coopers, as it started within `8 hours and finished after 4 days. The chico carboy had be moved to a warmer location after a worrisome 24 hr lag time. Both beers ended up delicious. As expected though, the coopers presented more in the way of esters (though minimal). The only complaint was poor (or at least slow) flocculation.

malkore 06-09-2008 10:01 PM

its kinda 'generic' yeast...but it'll make decent beer. a cream ale doesn't really need too specific a strain, compared to other styles.

vfinch 06-10-2008 02:29 AM

I've done three batches with the gold package cooper's yeast, all fermenting at around 65F. I had no problems with fermentation, and was happy with the results.

I did 2 honey pale ales and an IPA, rehydrating the yeast each time and letting it stand for a 1/2 hour. It also makes a great backup yeast.


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