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Old 05-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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I am planning to brew the following recipe:

Extracts:
3 lbs Amber Extract
6 lbs Amber Extract

Grains:
1/2 lb Cara-Pils
1/2 lb Crystal
1/4 lb Roasted

hops:
1 oz Willamette Hop Pellets
1 oz. Kent Golding hop Pellets
1 oz Cascade Hop Pellets
1 oz Hallertau Hop Pellets

Can you reccomend a Wyeast smack pack that will go well with this?

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Old 05-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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i recommend dry yeast: s-04, as this seems to be an english-style brew. dry is much cheaper and does not require a starter. same quality.

if you must have a wyeast smack-er, id suggest wyeast 1099 whitbread ale. its the same strain in liquid form

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Old 05-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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i recommend dry yeast: s-04, as this seems to be an english-style brew. dry is much cheaper and does not require a starter. same quality.
I was going to say the same thing. I am wondering about the timing on the hop additions though. US-05 might be good too.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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I was going to say the same thing. I am wondering about the timing on the hop additions though. US-05 might be good too.
you really cant go wrong with us-05.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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That is easy, I am a little surprised at the response though. I am a noobie and I thought the liquid yeasts were supposed to be "better". I do have some US-05 already.

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"Most" of the difference is in variety available. If I am brewing a high gravity Belgian Style, I am going to want to use a Belgian style yeast, can't really find a decent one in dry. I also make starters and wash some of my yeast, though lately I have been splitting vials, so I have a 1st generation culture to propagate out.

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What about Wyeast 1084? How do you think that would work?

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My gut feeling is that, depending on your hop schedule, your hops will overwhelm anything the yeast might add.

I rarely use liquid yeast. It is more expensive and while a yeast starter isn't tough to make, it is an extra step. Liquid yeast isn't better. It has more varieties. If a yeast has a dry equivalent, I always use the dry.

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What about Wyeast 1084? How do you think that would work?
It would work fine, and if you want to experiment, by all means I think you should. A Dry yeast would work fine, or a liquid. If you use liquid you are far behind in cultures than you are with dry packs, so I would highly recommend a starter.

EDIT: I agree with the above poster though, with as many hops as you are using, most of your flavor profile is going to come from your hops. Yeast is of perhaps not primary concern when it comes to flavor profile with this particular brew. It would make a difference surely, but I do think the hops will be most obvious to the palate.
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I am planning to brew the following recipe:

Extracts:
3 lbs Amber Extract
6 lbs Amber Extract

Grains:
1/2 lb Cara-Pils
1/2 lb Crystal
1/4 lb Roasted

hops:
1 oz Willamette Hop Pellets
1 oz. Kent Golding hop Pellets
1 oz Cascade Hop Pellets
1 oz Hallertau Hop Pellets

Can you reccomend a Wyeast smack pack that will go well with this?
Style wise, what are you after? Which crystal are you using? The Saf Ale is a great dry yeast....One of my favorites. I've brewed high scoring beers with it. If you are dead set on Wyeast, the 1098 will give it an English character. You could do something different and make it Belgian.
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