CellarScience® ENGLISH Dry Yeast

CellarScience® ENGLISH Dry Yeast

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A rapid fermenting English ale strain that is loved for its clean flavor, neutral aroma and dry finish. This yeast settles quickly and forms a compact sediment. Like all CellarScience yeast, ENGLISH is eligible for direct pitch straight into your wort. CellarScience provides 12g of yeast per sachet, which is up to 9% more than any other brand of dry yeast. Every batch of yeast is PCR tested to ensure quality. ENGLISH has been selling to pro breweries for awhile but was just recently packaged down to sachets for homebrewers. 

Use at a rate of 12 grams per 5-6 gallons of wort.

Direct Pitch or Rehydrate:
ENGLISH yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling it onto the surface of the wort in your fermenter. However, proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beer with a starting gravity above 15°P (1.061 SG). To hydrate yeast, first sanitize the yeast pack and a pair of scissors. Boil tap water to sterilize and then cool to 85-95°F (29-35°C). Use 10 grams (0.35 oz) of water per gram of yeast. Sprinkle the yeast onto the water, allow the slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes, and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust the temperature of the slurry to within 10°F (6°C) of the wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 59-70°F (15-21°C).

Optimum Fermentation Temp: 59-70°F
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
Cell Count: 10 billion cells per gram
Similar Strains: WLP007, WY1098, S-04

CellarScience Yeast:
For years liquid yeast has been sold as the higher quality option but times are changing. Yes, 20 years ago dry yeast was made by bread yeast producers and the quality was not as good as liquid yeast. CellarScience is helping to flip that script with the release of five high quality dry yeasts. Cell count and viability is usually higher than commercial liquid yeast pitches, which vary from pouch to pouch and don't ship well. CellarScience yeast can be pitched directly in most batches of wort, offering significant time savings. Yeast that is quick and easy to use, high quality, and available at a reasonable cost adds up to a tremendous value. Quality yeast that doesn't "break the brink".

CellarScience Nutrients:
For high gravity ferments consider rehydrating yeast with CellarScience FermStart yeast hydration nutrient. For high gravity or low nutrient wort, feed your fermentation with CellarScience FermFed DAP Free complex yeast nutrient mix.

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Easy to use/store (dry)
Erik V on Nov 16, 2022
English mild
Devin E on Nov 9, 2022
Easy to use/store (dry)
Erik V on Nov 16, 2022
Pete T on Nov 10, 2022
English mild
Devin E on Nov 9, 2022
Worked well last time
Arden M on Nov 1, 2022
yeast that will work at 62 degrees
Benjamin B on Oct 26, 2022
goes with recipe, different than Notty
Robert S on Oct 21, 2022
Imperial stout
Scott P on Oct 11, 2022
Better quality than the hyped liquid yeasts, and at a lower cost.
JOHN A C on Oct 11, 2022
Good product at a good price
Thomas Gariety on Aug 22, 2022
Tried previously with success
Craig Robb on Jul 20, 2022
Making a Porter.
Daniel H on Jul 6, 2022
Prefer dry yeast
Lee Rossavick on Jul 6, 2022
No particular reason
Robert A. A on Jul 6, 2022
Trying this for the high floc! Sounds like it will get a dry Ale and if it does have the compact sediment it will take out any need for the fining to get the Pilsners clear
Mark D G on Jun 27, 2022
Beer recipe
Robby P on Jun 23, 2022
Pasquale F on Jun 8, 2022
pricing CellarScience is good Yeast
will f on May 25, 2022
i have had good luck with cellar science yeast in the past
Doug D on May 25, 2022
trying something new
:Jeff W. on May 25, 2022
Paul A Howell on May 24, 2022
Playing with yeast
Kevin F on May 10, 2022
cheaper than liquid yeast
Seemed like the right choice
Lorenz J Baumann J on Apr 22, 2022
for session meads
Stephen R on Apr 15, 2022
Robert Y on Apr 6, 2022
Good reviews
Yep on Mar 31, 2022
have had good results
Thomas T on Mar 12, 2022
always good
Ken M on Mar 1, 2022
Trying something new.
Tysen Bibb on Feb 8, 2022
generic but good
Matt M on Feb 7, 2022
Why not?
David B on Feb 3, 2022
Stephen Hirschmugl on Jan 31, 2022
It was one of the recommended
Mark R on Jan 22, 2022
Donald R M on Jan 11, 2022
Have never brewed with CellarScience yeast before
Philip Nachreiner on Jan 10, 2022
Awesome yeast
Bill B on Dec 17, 2021
to replace the wyeast 1728 that did not blow up after 72hrs.
Anthony J S on Dec 17, 2021
Stouts and Porters
James T M on Dec 16, 2021
Mark A Williams on Dec 15, 2021
Great yeast
Tyler M on Dec 13, 2021
Daniel M on Nov 30, 2021
used it before
Wes B on Nov 17, 2021
To go with old besrded
GEORGE K on Oct 29, 2021
Dave H on Sep 29, 2021
Trying new variety
Steve R on Aug 27, 2021
For a Porter
JP on May 28, 2021
Trying in place of Nottingham yeast
Steve Wilson on Apr 29, 2021
Came highly recommended by a fellow brewer
Emily O on Apr 22, 2021
very pleased with Cellar Science yeasts
Keith Choquette on Mar 25, 2021
Try new yeast
David M on Feb 9, 2021
Pete T on Nov 10, 2022
Worked well last time
Arden M on Nov 1, 2022
What's the alcohol tolerance of this yeast?
Ryan Nelson on Apr 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Not really sure but I juat used this and found that 6% ABV and less 1 packet (12g) is perfectly fine, on the grave dirt porter I did I used 1.5 packets (18g) because the projected ABV was just over 7. Actual ABV came out to 8.28 with a 18g pitch.
What is the expected attenuation for this yeast?
Jukka Saario on Nov 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: My experience has been around 72 percent. I have read of other who over pitched this yeast by 25 to 50% and achieve higher ABV ranges than I have targeted in the past. Overfall I am very pleased with this yeast.

3.9 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good active fermentation achieved
November 15, 2022
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Totally caught off guard
I pitched this in a 15 brix 5 gal batch after oxygenating the wort. It went absolutely crazy with a violent blow off where there was a steady stream of krausen and CO2 pumping through the blowoff. It made short work of the beer and brought it down to 7 brix for a solid efficiency of 84%. Needless to say, I will pick this up again next time I am looking for an English ale yeast.
November 14, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Dead yeast?
I purchased three packs of this yeast and two of them seemed inert, despite having stored them in a refrigerator. The first pack, which didn't have an expiration date, produced no visible signs of fermentation 51 hours after pitching, so I pitched the second. There were noticeable signs the next day, but unfortunately by then wild yeast had had time to set in and the batch was ruined. I pitched the third pack into a new wort yesterday, but with no signs of active fermentation after 24 hours I was concerned about another ruined batch. So, I pitched a pack of Nottingham and within a couple of hours there were signs of fermentation. Packs 3 should have been viable based on the expiration date.

I have no confidence in the English Ale variety of Cellar Science yeast, although I did have a good experience with the German Lager.
November 14, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product
Equivalent to Safale S-05 American ale yeast at a lower price. I have had good luck with this product.
September 13, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
No sign of life after 24 hrs.
Pitched 12g in a 1.048 wort. If it starts this will be the slowest start in my 15 yr brewing history. …and I was looking forward to using Cellar Science products in the future. I think I’ll reconsider.
July 26, 2022
5 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not that good
Two batches, one a best bitter, the other an English pale. Strong ferment, fast finish, but not the correct flavor for either style. I'll head back to Wyeast or White for this style.
March 3, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quick fermenting yeast
This stuff worked great on a Porter. Went from 1053 to 1013 in 4 days at 62 for a nice 5.4% beverage in the winter.
January 4, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Better than Nottingham!
I absolutely love this yeast! Better than Nottingham!
July 7, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
Fermented very quickly, under 72 hours. 1.065 down to 1.013! Very firm/short krausen so blow off shouldn’t be an issue. Adds almost a creamy-ness to the beer. 10/10 in a oatmeal stout. Will buy this product again.
April 8, 2021
1 year ago