Denny's Favorite 50 Wyeast
Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 60-70
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 74-76
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : 10%
Pitching/Fermentation : Used to be 2450 in the Private Collection (PC). Now available year-round.
Notes : This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any style beer and is a mainstay of Mr. Denny Conn (of homebrewing fame). It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and helps accentuate the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuating.
Best Styles : American Amber Ale, American Barleywine, American Brown Ale, American IPA, American Pale Ale, American Stout, Braggot, Brown Porter, Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer, Cream Ale, Dry Stout, Fruit Beer, Imperial IPA, Irish Red Ale, Other Smoked Beer, Russian Imperial Stout, Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer, Strong Scotch Ale, Wood-Aged Beer
Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Adventures in Homebrewing have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : Wyeast 2450
Dry Yeast Substitution : Nottingham, BRY-97 American West Coast Ale Yeast (Danstar), Fermentis Safale US-05
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