CellarScience® ENGLISH Dry Yeast | English Ale | Premium Beer Yeast

CellarScience® ENGLISH Dry Yeast | English Ale | Premium Beer 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. 

One sachet is enough to treat a 5–6 gallon batch. When calculating for larger batches, use at a rate of 2–3 grams per gallon of wort. We recommend rounding up by one full sachet rather than measuring out the yeast exactly.

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: Very High
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
Attenuation: 75-83%
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 a full lineup of 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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Darrell B on Mar 4, 2023
Picked for Irish red kit
Victor B on Mar 2, 2023
Darrell B on Mar 4, 2023
Valued C on Mar 3, 2023
Picked for Irish red kit
Victor B on Mar 2, 2023
Previous positive experience
Kirk M on Mar 1, 2023
both beers i bought could be made with this
Jake S on Feb 28, 2023
easy yeast
Darren C on Feb 24, 2023
Best for Double IPA
Joshua G on Feb 23, 2023
Have had good results with this English yeast
Garrett L on Feb 20, 2023
Cost and quality.
Craig P on Feb 16, 2023
Love English ales
Andy H on Feb 14, 2023
Kit Recommended
GEORGE K on Feb 3, 2023
always good
Ken M on Jan 24, 2023
Used this yeast in irish red ale and liked it .
Joseph E on Jan 21, 2023
william elliott III on Jan 17, 2023
Never tried this yeast brand
David D on Jan 11, 2023
Used before
Guest G on Jan 9, 2023
picked the first one on suggested list
Thomas J on Jan 3, 2023
Yeast that ferments are a warmer temp for a lager style pilsner
Valued C on Dec 29, 2022
Fantastic yeast
Bill B on Dec 21, 2022
First time using CellarScience, want to give it a try.
John on Dec 13, 2022
Never used this one before, so I thought I would try it.
Doug Schriever on Dec 7, 2022
used before, good stuff
Gil J on Dec 6, 2022
Easy to use/store (dry)
Erik V on Nov 16, 2022
Pete T on Nov 10, 2022
English mild
Devin Eide 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 on Apr 15, 2022
Robert Y on Apr 6, 2022
Good reviews
Trevor Ward on Mar 31, 2022
have had good results
Thomas T on Mar 12, 2022
always good
Ken M on Mar 1, 2022
Valued C on Mar 3, 2023
Previous positive experience
Kirk M on Mar 1, 2023
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.
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.

3.7 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
So far, so good
Used this to brew an all-grain ESB. Incredibly fast ferment, about three days. Racked to secondary three days ago, now clear and ready to bottle. Only four stars because I haven't sampled the brew yet, but so far I'm impressed.
March 6, 2024
Rated 1 out of 5
Dead Yeast
Yeast seems to be dead with no activity whatsoever and the packet was inflated upon arrival. Weird since i've used cellar labs cali ale yeast on at least 10 batches without any issues.
January 27, 2024
Rated 4 out of 5
Gets the job done
We have used it a couple times and it gets the job done
December 19, 2023
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good active fermentation achieved
November 15, 2022
1 year 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 year 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
over 2 years 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago