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Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (American) - 1056

Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (American) - 1056

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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 - Out Of Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.19 LBS
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Wyeast is always a reliable choice
Thomas V on Mar 31, 2020
Recommended yeast
John A on Mar 27, 2020
Wyeast is always a reliable choice
Thomas V on Mar 31, 2020
Previously used, great product!
David B on Mar 28, 2020
Recommended yeast
John A on Mar 27, 2020
Always good
David W on Mar 26, 2020
used with success before
David M on Mar 26, 2020
high quality yeast
Dan G on Mar 26, 2020
Great yeast
Matthew M on Mar 22, 2020
used before, my friend and I are doing the same recipe with different yeasts
Diana G on Mar 21, 2020
have had successful fermentations with this brand
Jennifer D on Mar 20, 2020
Prefer liquid yeast, had good luck with Wyeast
Michael K on Mar 19, 2020
Bryan A on Mar 18, 2020
Normal hopping, dry beers
Jason B on Mar 18, 2020
Heard it’s better than white labs
troy s on Mar 17, 2020
Need yeast to make beer
Matt F on Mar 12, 2020
For another beer
Valued C on Mar 12, 2020
my favorite
Brian R on Mar 6, 2020
Brewing an IPA.
Jason M on Mar 4, 2020
online recipe called for this yeast
Bob G on Mar 4, 2020
It was suggested in the description of the kit
Valued C on Mar 2, 2020
i like this yeast
joseph v on Mar 2, 2020
Liquid yeast at moderate price
Matthew R on Feb 25, 2020
Recommend by you
Guy T on Feb 20, 2020
Dana S on Feb 17, 2020
looks good
Donald M on Feb 1, 2020
Have used it previously.
Robert P. M on Jan 30, 2020
Classic American strain. I prefer it over WLP 001
Scott J on Jan 28, 2020
Ferments clean
Barry P on Jan 23, 2020
It is a classic yeast and I have never used it before. I prefer to use Wyeast because it has the built in nutrient packet giving it an advantage over the other yeast products that are just pure yeast.
Brad M on Jan 22, 2020
Wyeast is a good brand
Amanda A on Jan 22, 2020
Great clean fermenting yeast
Kari Beckler on Jan 18, 2020
this yeast fits this beer just fine
kenneth b on Jan 17, 2020
Had good luck with the wyeast
DeepinTheValley on Jan 16, 2020
why not?
Lori S on Jan 14, 2020
Like it
Gerald B on Jan 14, 2020
Johnny S on Jan 13, 2020
i've had good results with it in the past
Gregory D on Jan 9, 2020
it worked
James C on Jan 7, 2020
great success
Thomas B on Jan 7, 2020
First time trying this yeast. It has good reviews.
Daniela N on Jan 6, 2020
best price - good results
Richard Beckmann on Jan 6, 2020
clean, fast fermentation of West Coast pale ales and IPAs
Bryant B on Dec 28, 2019
Recipe asked for it
Isaac M on Dec 17, 2019
recommended for brew kit
Lori S on Dec 11, 2019
current recipe
Ryan T on Dec 10, 2019
Russ Brodeur on Dec 5, 2019
tastes good on my tongue
Valued C on Dec 3, 2019
American made
Russell A K on Dec 3, 2019
used before
Neil P on Nov 30, 2019
My Go-To yeast
Wendy M on Nov 27, 2019
Previously used, great product!
David B on Mar 28, 2020
Always good
David W on Mar 26, 2020

4.5 / 5.0
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Quality yeast!
Love this yeast for it’s lager characteristics
Fermentation started quickly
1.072 starting gravity
February 5, 2020
2 months ago
Great yeast
Yeast is fantastic, used it several times and turns out great even when I feel I screwed up brew day
December 11, 2019
4 months ago
Great, easy to use and performed well during fermentation.
November 28, 2019
4 months ago
It arrived swollen and warm. It was unusable. I don't plan to order liquid yeast through the mail again.
August 4, 2019
8 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that liquid yeast will arrive cold because some areas may be warmer than others, the ice packs only stay cold for so long, and transit times range between states. When yeast arrives warm there is no way to know if it is still viable or not unless you use it to see what it does. WY1056 will almost always arrive a little swollen because off gassing is more prone for this strain. If the warm yeast that you received shows no activity in a starter or the fermenter we'd be more than happy to send you a replacement or refund you for the yeast. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
August 5, 2019
Works great
This yeast is crazy fast and vigorous. Woke up next day to a huge foam ball and vigorous fermentation already going. First time I tried the slap pack. I'll use this next time in my Pliny the Elder.
June 3, 2019
10 months ago
The yeast was very fresh. Fresher than what I can buy locally. Freshest yeast I have ever purchased.
April 22, 2019
12 months ago
Used this to make a West Coast IPA. Vigorous fermentation within 12 hours, had to use a blow-off tube! Complete fermentation in 10 days at recommended temperatures, no off flavors. Am currently using again for a Rye IPA.
March 3, 2019
1 year ago
I'd use it again.
I haven't tasted the results yet but this was some really hard working yeast.
February 5, 2019
1 year ago
My favorite yeast by far.
I use this in just about everything I brew except porters and stouts. By far one of the best yeast strains in my opinion.
February 5, 2019
1 year ago
Great for clean, crisp beer at low 60s fermentation
I use 1056 and 1272 for the majority of American beer styles. 1056 has high attenuation and produces a clean, crisp ale when fermented in the low 60s. I also recommend using 1272, especially if you enjoy a touch more bready backend on the beer. I typically grow starters a week before and cold crash/ decant the day of and let the yeast warm up as I brew. Then oxygenate for 60-90 seconds, never takes more than 6-12 hours to form krausen.
January 3, 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 4, 2019
Tyler W Staff