Whats your favorite yeast?

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dannyhawkins

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WLP-001 though I do feel like I should broaden my horizons. I also have lots of strains in mind to try just haven't gotten around to it.
As for the why, it's clean and ferments dry that's what I have been looking for lately so it works. Also the yeast cake seems to be more dense and harder to disturb than WY1056, that helps if you're bottling like me.
 

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Safale US-05 --- My favorite beers are American ambers and American pales and this yeast works well for both. It can be used with a number of other beers as well. Neutral flavor profile that lets the hops and malts shine. And I like the fact that it is a dry yeast. It is economical and I can buy enough at one time so I always have a good supply in the fridge.

Edit: I also keep a couple of packets of Munton's ale yeast on hand for the occasional Irish red ale. This old stand-by yeast starts fast, finishes clean and still makes an outstanding red ale.
 

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I use US-05 and S-04 more often than all others combined. Unless the style requires a Belgian style banana-and-clove profile or a hefe strain, I prefer the yeast to be in the background.

I am starting to bank some yeast from commercial bottles, though. My latest brewing project has a portion made with Duvel harvested yeast.
 

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WLP007. Have had good results and like the English character and extra maltiness. Used to be WLP001.

This question always comes up, lots of other folks will say WLP005.
 

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My favorite is Wyeast 1084, the Irish Ale. I've used it in everything from big bad oatmeal stouts, to Irish reds, all the way down to milds and ESBs. Gives me a nice malty balance, ferments fairly clean, and brew's wonderfully in my cold-ish apartment. :mug:
 

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WLP090. The SD Super Yeast is fast and has the same flavor profile as WLP001. I've started harvesting and reusing it. Incredible yeast. :rockin:
 

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Wyeast 3724! For its amazing stability, reliability, consistency, and predictability.



Just kidding. But sure is tasty.
 

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1272 for APA/IPA's
1968 for ESB's or English brews
3711 for Saisons
1214 or 3787 for Belgians.

A couple of new dry yeasts are beginning to grow on me. I did a couple of batches using BRY-97 and they turned out good. I just bottled a Saison using Belle Saison. It took it all the way down to 1.002 and it tasted very good on Bottling day. It seemed to be a little like 3711 but with a little more spice. In a couple of weeks after it is carbed up I will really get a good chance to see the final taste.
 

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American - PacMan
English - WLP022 (Essex)
Belgian/Saison - Way too much variety 500/550/570/3711

It has no real style/type associated with it, but I really enjoy beers brewed with Brett yeast as the primary strain. I have used WLP650 (Brettt-B) a lot.
 
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