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Old 10-06-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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One area i really lack in my brewing is info about yeast. i'm planning on brewing an Irish red, and then do a Stout on the yeast cake, or wash the yeast (depending on when i brew the stout). would Wyeast British Ale 1098 be a good pick? I have a pack on hand, thats why i'm considering it.

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Old 10-06-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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As in most things, it depends.

In this case, it depends on how true to the Irish Red style you wish to brew. Irish Red should balance on the malty-sweet side with definite caramel overtones.

Wyeast 1098 finishes quite dry and crisp, which might not be successful in an Irish Red.

The most I can advise is try it and see. I think it'll be excellent in your stout!

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:40 AM   #3
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I like my reds malty, so I think it would be a great yeast for it.
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