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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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I need it
Jeff Olson on Sep 19, 2018
this makes the magic happen
Kevin S on Sep 11, 2018
I need it
Jeff Olson on Sep 19, 2018
works well, as long as it is still cool upon arrival
William A on Sep 13, 2018
this makes the magic happen
Kevin S on Sep 11, 2018
Need yeast to brew, am I right??
Russell B on Aug 31, 2018
Excellent Yeast
Barry A on Aug 30, 2018
WENDELL R on Aug 29, 2018
Clean yeast for IPA's and works fast.
Steve K on Aug 29, 2018
good, clean, effective
Sean S on Aug 25, 2018
We have had great results using this yeast.
Michael S on Aug 25, 2018
Molly H on Aug 17, 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
works well, as long as it is still cool upon arrival
William A on Sep 13, 2018
Need yeast to brew, am I right??
Russell B on Aug 31, 2018

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Great yeast, it only took one week to go from 1.060 to 1.005. Awesome!!
September 3, 2018
4 weeks ago
Poor shipping by vendor
Nothing wrong with the yeast, if it worked...but don't order this product by mail through morebeer. I paid extra for the two icepacks in shipping and the yeast still showed up warm to my house. Complete waste of money on the yeast, and the extra shipping costs then to have to go get local yeast and repitch to start the batch.
August 27, 2018
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. 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 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Paid the extra for it to be sent with a cooling pack, still arrived warm though. Yeast did perform well and had no issues with fermentation.
August 23, 2018
1 month ago
Hard to break the starter pack.
it was Hard to break the starter pack.
July 4, 2018
4 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
3 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
5 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
7 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
6 months ago
Great Yeast
Always works well. Never a disappointment!
February 26, 2018
7 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
8 months ago