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Old 05-06-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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hey people, I have one can of muntons nut brown ale with one can of muntons light malt extract...


I want to make a good batch of beer. So should I use the yeast provided with the kit, or something else?

I have a vial of fresh liquid WLP001 (california ale yeast). should I make a starter and use this one?

is it a good yeast for this beer?

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Old 05-06-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Don't use the yeast that came with. Make a starter with the WLP001

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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The most important part of the brewing process is the yeast, as the saying goes 'yeast makes beer, not brewers'. So if you have the opportunity you should always use a good quality yeast and the generic yeasts in the kits give you no information, so definitely go for the WLP001

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The most important part of the brewing process is the yeast, as the saying goes 'yeast makes beer, not brewers'. So if you have the opportunity you should always use a good quality yeast and the generic yeasts in the kits give you no information, so definitely go for the WLP001
thank you, I just wanted to be sure that this yeast (wlp001) is suitable for the style....

now I really wonder what kind of yeast is provided in the kit? there is no declaration on it, and I suppose there should be....
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It is probably "Munton's Standard Ale Yeast". this?

Of course, the big question is how old is it and was it stored properly.

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It is probably "Munton's Standard Ale Yeast". this?

Of course, the big question is how old is it and was it stored properly.
I got my yeast under the cap, packed in blank silver pack..... no brand, no name....
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WLP001 is great for darn near any ale.

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