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Wyeast 1056 American Ale
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Very clean, crisp flavor characteristics with low fruitiness and mild ester production. A very versatile yeast for styles that desire dominant malt and hop character. This strain makes a wonderful “House” strain. Mild citrus notes develop with cooler 60-66°F (15-19ºC) fermentations. Normally requires filtration for bright beers.

Please note that 1056 American Ale has been known to bloat when shipping due to the yeast "off-gassing". Please put this yeast in your refrigerator when received, as the yeast will be fine and should still be viable. To view Wyeast's FAQ on what to do with bloated packages, please visit the following link: Wyeast's FAQ

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

Styles: American Amber Ale
American Barleywine
American Brown Ale
American IPA
American Pale Ale
American Stout
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

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

Item # WY1056
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.19LBS
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My recipe calls for this strain.
Adam M on Aug 11, 2018
Good experience with it
James O on Aug 8, 2018
My recipe calls for this strain.
Adam M on Aug 11, 2018
used many times good yeast
Gary W on Aug 8, 2018
Good experience with it
James O on Aug 8, 2018
go to yeast
Robert G on Jul 25, 2018
Recommend by MoreBeer.
Fraser M on Jul 25, 2018
Got this to brew whatever.
Andrew L on Jul 24, 2018
Amy A on Jul 19, 2018
It works well with the styles of beer I am making
Eugenia K on Jul 18, 2018
Used it many times and it is a great yeast
George M on Jul 17, 2018
one of the reviews said it goes good with this beer
David B on Jul 3, 2018
Classic chico strain
Bob S on Jun 26, 2018
I've used it for years
david a on Jun 26, 2018
Old faithful!
Craig T on Jun 26, 2018
"Chico" strain for American pale
Jan D on Jun 26, 2018
Just experimenting with yeast
Shyam V on Jun 12, 2018
to make alcohol
Michael B on Jun 5, 2018
best yeast available
William H Good J on Jun 5, 2018
Good yeast
Scott H. on Jun 4, 2018
works well for me
William A on Jun 2, 2018
works pretty good
Jesse S on May 24, 2018
Go to ipa yeast always ready to go
Steve D on May 23, 2018
Christopher F on May 15, 2018
I have used it before, love it
Joe M on May 15, 2018
I need two packs for a 5 gal, because I split in two batches for the Zymatic,
Alfred on May 14, 2018
Benjamin C on May 14, 2018
perfect for pliney
Iain B on May 10, 2018
Recommended in the comments for German Hefeweizen - Extract Beer Brewing Kit
Ryan C on May 10, 2018
Perfect for Pliny
Iain B on May 9, 2018
Worked great for my first M-80 kit
steve F on May 9, 2018
This was the yeast they said to use and I like to double pitch
Travis H on May 4, 2018
More complex IPA
Eric S on May 2, 2018
I love Wyeast.
Ben Benesh on Apr 27, 2018
I have uses Wyeast in the past with good success
Don H on Apr 3, 2018
great dependable ale yeast, clean ferment
Robert G on Mar 30, 2018
I haven’t had a bad batch yet with this yeast brand
Scott C on Mar 27, 2018
It was recommended
Henry F K on Mar 23, 2018
Best results
Randy R on Mar 20, 2018
works well with many recipes
William A on Mar 16, 2018
high alcohol tolerance, new in case old stuff no longer works.
Patrick D on Mar 16, 2018
IPA yeast what else need be said. Always can count on it.
Steve D on Mar 16, 2018
Great, dependable strain for most ales. It always does what it says it's going to do, essentially without exception.
Joel F. on Mar 3, 2018
Its a clean yeast.
Anthony D on Feb 25, 2018
Ease of Use
Dave H on Feb 19, 2018
I always have good luck with wyeast. why change?
robert j on Feb 16, 2018
The recipe I am using recommended this yeast
Erwin Joseph L on Feb 15, 2018
like this yeast strain for my IPA'S
Dale K on Feb 13, 2018
good results
Michael W on Feb 12, 2018
used this before and liked it
Frank Z on Feb 9, 2018
Have had good results with this yeast.
Paul H on Feb 3, 2018
good results in past
William A on Feb 3, 2018
used many times good yeast
Gary W on Aug 8, 2018
go to yeast
Robert G on Jul 25, 2018

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Hard to break the starter pack.
it was Hard to break the starter pack.
July 4, 2018
3 months ago
failed in shipping again...
Although a viable and good performing yeast from past experience, it's just too fragile to ship these "smack-packs" via common carrier along with 25 pounds of grain. I don't always plan to brew the day the grains arrive, so often it has been too long to revive and use the yeast pack if it had been initiated in transit.
June 14, 2018
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hello Todd - We try our best to ship out fresh viable yeast. Have you tried our ICE1 or ICE2 insulator packs for your yeast?
June 19, 2018
Zach R Staff
Yeast 1056
I am used to dry yeast because they are much easier to use. I was not impressed with how this yeast took off. It did not really do much. I will be anxious to see just how good the beer turned out.
April 20, 2018
4 months ago
Good yeast, better that white labs 001
Ferments faster and attenuates as expected. White labs 001 has been shitty for the past year, attenuation low and fermentation low.
April 5, 2018
6 months ago
did the job
this is the first type I used this strain of wyeast, to brew a double IPA, normally I use the vermont ipa giga yeast, but have had varying results so I thought I would give this one a try and it worked fast and complete. would use again.
March 27, 2018
5 months ago
Great Yeast
Always works well. Never a disappointment!
February 26, 2018
6 months ago
We have used this yeast in many ales and have always had great results. Highly recommend this yeast for any style of ale
February 22, 2018
7 months ago
Great yeast for IPAs
Wyeast 1056 is one of the best universal yeasts out there for IPAs.Great citrus and grapefruit flavors. Never had a bad batch from wyeast or morebeer.
February 22, 2018
6 months ago
Works like a charm every time!
Best Liquid yeast i used. Takes quite a smack to burst the pouch inside, but otherwise works like a charm for great beer!
February 18, 2018
6 months ago
Never had any problems with it. Very reliable yeast.
February 8, 2018
7 months ago