Empire Ale Mangrove Jack
Storage Recommendations: Store in the fridge
Suitable for Scottish Heavy Ales, American Amber Ales, Sweet Stouts and more.
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This yeast took off fast! .. but then it stalled out / stuck fermentation at around 1.022 for a British Brown ale with starting gravity of 1.051 I tried bumping up the temperature to 74, rousing the yeast and letting it go longer - no luck. I was scratching my head trying to figure out what went wrong this one particular time with this one particular yeast. So, I did a little digging and this yeast is notorious for stalling out. Honestly, I'll never use it again and will look elsewhere for alternative yeast substitutes. Pros: - Quick starter for fermentation - Made an excellent British Brown, but a little sweet for style because of the high FG
Tried to proof a packet of this yeast for a batch and it never activated so I took a different type of mangrove jack yeast which did activate immediately and used that instead.
It's getting warmer, so I chose dry yeast for this batch. Made a Scottish for my Dad's birthday, and this yeast didn't disappoint. It gave a fast, strong fermentation that completed in the primary in 4 days. Sampling as it went into the secondary, then into the kegs, showed these little brewing soldiers were doing their best to give a great tasting brew. I made a starter for this batch, and saw activity within 24 hours on the blowoff tube.