Yeast and Settling differences?? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Yeast and Settling differences??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
rfidd
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 75
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Hi guys, I generally do extract brewing with specialty grains to brew IPA and Red Ales, and I have used different dry and liquid yeast strains. I have been getting good results with Nottingham Danask but for the last few batches I have used Safale 04 and while still getting good tasting beer, (if I say so myself), it seems like the Safale produces a more cloudy beer that takes longer to clear. Is it something else or am I seeing differences in yeasts?

Thanks, Rick

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


Yes, the word you are looking for is flocculation. Some yeasts, like Munton's, are highly flocculate and form a tight cake. Others, like wit & wheat yeasts, stay in suspension & are part of the style.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 12:19 AM   #3
z987k
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Anchorage
Posts: 3,518
Liked 29 Times on 27 Posts


Hmm I find Munton's takes a year and a day to clear while US-05 is clear 7 days in the primary. I love that yeast.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 01:45 AM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by z987k
Hmm I find Munton's takes a year and a day to clear while US-05 is clear 7 days in the primary. I love that yeast.

I'm a big fan of US-05 myself, it's become my "goto yeast"....It makes damn fine beer.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 05:02 AM   #5
BeerSmith
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 305
Liked 16 Times on 12 Posts


Here's a listing of yeast including flocculation ratings for most popular brands:
http://www.beersmith.com/Yeasts/Yeasts.htm

Cheers,
Brad

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
rfidd
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 75
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerSmith
Here's a listing of yeast including flocculation ratings for most popular brands:
http://www.beersmith.com/Yeasts/Yeasts.htm

Cheers,
Brad

Brad, thanks so much for the link on flocculation ratings. I understand now. No problem with taste, just very slow settling.

Cheers,
Rick

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yeast Differences DuffmanAK Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-30-2008 07:58 PM
Yeast Settling in Bottles tomek322 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 04-06-2007 11:03 AM
Yeast settling question cyfan964 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-07-2007 03:21 AM
Lager yeast differences javedian Recipes/Ingredients 4 01-12-2007 01:23 PM


Forum Jump