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Old 05-02-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Wyeast 1728 vs WL Edinburgh Ale

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I am going to be doing a Scottish 80. A person who always uses dry yeast told me his one exception was this brew with Wyeast 1728. I emailed the LHBS and he said he had it, but when I got there he had sold his only one. I was just wondering if anyone has used this strain in WL and also Wyeast and noticed any difference? Also, is there anything I should know about WL yeast, as opposed to when I tried Wyeast. I will be making a small simple starter.

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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I'm brewing a Wee Heavy with 1728 and the one thing that jumps out is that the Wyeast has a much wider temperature range from 55 ~ 75, while the WLP028 is 65 ~ 70 and "doesn't ferment well below 62*"

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:12 PM   #3
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They're both McEwan's yeast. Use interchangably.
http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm

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They're both McEwan's yeast. Use interchangably.
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Thanks, why would Wyeast list it's temperature range down to 55* and WL say that is doesn't ferment well below 62*???
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Thanks, why would Wyeast list it's temperature range down to 55* and WL say that is doesn't ferment well below 62*???
I've been curious about this as well.
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ISTR it's White's CYA policy so noobs pitching a single vial don't have week-long lagtimes.

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