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Old 04-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
Feb 2013
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Need a suggestion for a yeast for an ESB. Wyeast has a bunch and just looking for any advice from someone who's been down this road

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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White Labs WLP002 is a great yeast (in my top 5 I'd say) and is made for this style and leaves your beer very clear

I find that when using this yeast my beers come out best after aging a bit - 4-6 weeks time in bottle or keg will really bring out that sweetness you want out of the ESB
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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The Wyeast version of that yeast is 1968. I like that one a lot for an ESB

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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I agree. Wyeast 1968 is great for an ESB.
Fermenter 1: Chinook Cascade IPA
Fermenter 2: Foreign Extra Stout
Kegged: Brown Porter
Planned: Imperial Irish Red

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:18 AM   #5
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002 here
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:54 AM   #6
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Me, I have tried 1968, but I like WY 1318.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:14 AM   #7
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Yeah, 1318 made a real tasty one for me. I did an open ferment on it. Just rested the lid on top of the bucket.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #8
Jul 2012
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I've been using Wyeast 1098 for my Red Hook ESB clone. Seams to finish quick and tastes like an English Ale. No complaints.
Keg #1: Brown Bomber Bourbon/Oak Vanilla Porter
Keg #2: The Bollocks ESB
Keg #3 Lawnmower APA
Fermenter: Empty
Bottled: Mjolnir Mead, Lazy Daze Hefe.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:20 AM   #9
Dec 2012
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Anybody ever use wlp005? I bought it for the esb that I am planning.

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
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My AHS Redhook ESB kit came with White Labs Pacific Ale WLP041 (with alternate of Wyeast Northwest Ale 1332). I am very happy with the result.
Drinking: Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout; Theobroma; Redhook Double Black Stout IV; Leftover ESB; Cuvée Des Trolls; St. Landelin la Divine Inspiration; Hibiscus Mango Blonde; Victory HopDevil; De Dolle Stille Nacht; Allagash Odyssey; Weihenstephaner Vitus.
Bottled: Maris Ott Extra Special Batters (first taste 4 March 2017).
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