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Old 12-12-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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I'm confused as to which yeast to use for an Irish Red that I'm going to start on next weekend. The MWS lists 1056 American Ale yeast as the Wyeast option, while AHS lists the traditional 1084 Irish Red Wyeast option.

Why does MWS list 1056? I'm sure I could get them to substitute but just curious what the different strains will produce in an Irish Red.

Any thoughts on the overall makeup of either of these kits as far as ingredients go?

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Old 12-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Either one will work. I prefer 1084 out of those two, it leaves a little nicer body and mouthfeel than the 1056.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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If you have the option to ditch the 1056 for US-05 they are basically the same thing but the US-05 is 1/2 the price. I still think it should come with the1084...
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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I would go with 1084 or at least an english style yeast. 1056 too clean.

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
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i just brewed one, and have had a few pints now, that used 1084. i don't find the profile to be all that different from 1056, it's pretty clean IMHO, but i fermented it at 66, so that may have caused it to be cleaner than normal. but it's always fun to use new yeast strains.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:41 AM   #6
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I would make it with the Irish Ale yeast. You should read the comments of the people that made the kit the way I wrote it. They really like it.

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