Wyeast 1968 London ESB Ale Yeast

Item Number: 67-1968

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London ESB Ale Wyeast


Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 64-72
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 67-71
Flocculation : Very High
Alcohol Tolerance : 9%

Pitching/Fermentation : Attenuation levels are typically less than most other yeast strains which results in a slightly sweeter finish. Ales produced with this strain tend to be fruity, increasingly so with higher fermentation temperatures of 70-74°F (21-23° C). A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete. Bright beers are easily achieved within days without any filtration.

Notes : A very good cask conditioned ale strain, this extremely flocculant yeast produces distinctly malty beers.

Best Styles : English Barleywine, English IPA, Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale), Fruit Beer, Mild, Old Ale, Southern English Brown, Special/Best/Premium Bitter, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Standard/Ordinary Bitter, Wood-Aged Beer

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Liquid Yeast Substitution : White Labs 002
Dry Yeast Substitution : Nottingham

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Wyeast 1968 London ESB

My Favorite go to House Yeast for Ale. I Keg everything so using this highly flocculant yeast works great for me. I do notice that it's a very active yeast and will generate it's own heat rapidly when a Carboy or Demi-Johm is covered. I usually do a 5000 ml starter for a 20 Gal Batch of ESB. I pitch at 65 Degs F, within 24 hours the temp will jump to 72 degs F. if covered at all. Bear in mind room temp is 65 Degs F. I do not get Fruity esters much with this strain. I have used it at least 20 times since 1994. It's very predictable and makes Stellar Clear Ales.

Al Nichols
Good product

My yeast packets were warm by the time it was delivered. They were OK. Itís was a hot summer.

Tony Chapman
Slow Starter

Took three days to start, very slow starter. But the result is worth it. Also worth harvesting the yeast afterwards.

Dave depew

After 3 days in primary, the yeast did not activate. Repitched with safale 04 and within 20 minutes it was going nuts. Safe ale yeast never fails.

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