Wyeast 1028 London Ale

Wyeast 1028 London Ale

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A rich, minerally profile that is bold and crisp with some fruitiness. Often used for higher gravity ales and when a high level of attenuation is desired.

Flocculation: Medium-Low
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 60-72F, 15-22C
Alcohol Tolerance: 11%ABV

Brown Porter
Dry Stout
English Barleywine
Foreign Extra Stout
Northern English Brown Ale
Old Ale
Robust Porter
Russian Imperial Stout

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

Item # WY1028
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19 LBS
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For beer recipe
Scott D on Oct 15, 2020
Eng. ale
David B on Jun 10, 2020
For beer recipe
Scott D on Oct 15, 2020
perfect for dry porter
Bryant B on Jul 22, 2020
Eng. ale
David B on Jun 10, 2020
it works good for me
TED on May 30, 2020
Daniel H on May 6, 2020
Monty M on Feb 3, 2020
Specific recipe
Valued C on Jul 25, 2019
for brewing porters and milds
Bryant B on Mar 14, 2019
prior use
Eugene M on Jan 9, 2019
Making Heady Topper Clone
Lou C on Dec 17, 2018
Steve C on Nov 19, 2018
Per recipe
Jordan R on Nov 17, 2018
New recipe
Michael R on Sep 5, 2018
Brewing a high ABV, old-style English Ale.
Paul N J on Jul 4, 2018
my go to yeast for milds & sweet stouts
Ilza K on Jan 23, 2018
perfect for dry porter
Bryant B on Jul 22, 2020
it works good for me
TED on May 30, 2020

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Great yeast. Very active very early.
It worked out great for a Russian Imperial Stout. I have a 1/2 bbl SS brew tank with a blow of tube going into a bucket. The yeast was so active within about 18 hrs that it blew about a violin of water on my floor from gas production. It started out strong.
February 3, 2020
9 months ago
Don't let it get too cold
I've used this a few times for porters, browns etc. and like the flavor profile. Last time however, I made a starter with it, and it began a vigorous fermentation....but I let the swamp cooler dip into the 50s for a few days while I was away and could not restart fermentation, despite warming and agitating. Super flocculant on the samples. Another starter with some notty was required to finish it off. My fault on the temps, but other yeasts I have used recover from this kind of mistreatment. On the plus side, it was a good catalyst to finally invest in some proper temperature control gear.
January 21, 2019
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
January 22, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Practically DOA, even with cold pack
Yeast pack arrived, hot, inside a cold pack I paid extra for. The cold pack was hot. Not sure it even was ever frozen. Popped the pack the very next day and after three days it was barely swollen. I went ahead and pitched it to my wort and it took 36 hours to even begin fermenting. I think I'm done with Wyeast as that's the second one I've had do that.
August 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
We make diligent efforts to ensure temperature sensitive ingredients arrive as they should. These ice packs are a preventative measure and are not fail safe against the elements. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
September 7, 2018
Zach R Staff
Nice In English Brown Ales
I use this yeast in some of my English Brown Ale recipes. Will impart a mineral taste and lets the malt flavors come through very well.
February 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Good dry finish
I love the attenuation from this strain, another good english strain that is quite versatile
May 6, 2015
Great Strain!
Used this as a primary yeast in a flanders red ale. Great attenuation and flavor profiles. Very clean yeast! Will use again.
May 5, 2015
Great English strain
I usually use Thames valley ale yeast for small English beers like ordinary bitters but this is nice for bigger English brews.
May 8, 2014
Fantastic yeast! Try it in place of 1056.
I had used 1056 for my ales for quite some time, but I started to split the batches and use different yeasts and ended up liking the 1028 London better. Give it a try it is a fantastic yeast.
May 20, 2013