Wyeast | 1098 British Ale | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells

Wyeast | 1098 British Ale | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells

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  • 1098 allows malt and hop character to dominate the profile
  • Ferments dry and crisp, producing well-balanced beers with a clean and neutral finish
  • Activator Smack-Pack System™ "proofs" the yeast and shortens lag time when it hits your wort
  • When smacked, the Activator™ packet releases sugars and nutrients to initiate the culture's metabolism
  • Wyeast has been a pioneer in craft brewing for over 35 years and is committed to creating the finest fermentation products available
  • Although beneficial, cultures do not need to be activated prior to inoculation

This yeast allows malt and hop character to dominate the profile. It ferments dry and crisp, slightly tart, fruity and well balanced. Beers will finish clean and neutral. Ferments well down to 64°F (18°C).

Attenuation: 73-75%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 10%
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 64-72°F
Cell Count: 100 Billion

Blonde Ale
English Barleywine
Northern English Brown Ale
Robust Porter
Scottish Export 80/-
Scottish Heavy 70/-
Scottish Light 60/-

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

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.


Item # WY1098
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19 LBS
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Making an authentic English Barleywine
Benjamin M on Jan 5, 2023
For flower power
Andrew P on Nov 4, 2022
Making an authentic English Barleywine
Benjamin M on Jan 5, 2023
I prefer liquid yeast
Brandon W on Dec 11, 2022
For flower power
Andrew P on Nov 4, 2022
For British Style Ales
Greer W on Nov 3, 2022
Goes with the kit
Paul on Sep 28, 2022
specific to beer want to brew
Mike V on May 26, 2022
British Ale recipe
Trevor C on Mar 14, 2022
It has never let me down
Jeremy J on Jan 22, 2022
Beer style preference
James S on Oct 16, 2021
liquid for the starter..
William on Feb 23, 2021
good yeast
Joshua M on Feb 2, 2021
to brew 2 British Ale recipes
Aaron P on Jan 8, 2021
Kevan T on Dec 10, 2020
Greg M on Nov 19, 2020
like flavors in my imperials
James H on Oct 31, 2020
For beer recipe
Scott D on Oct 15, 2020
Familiar with this yeast.
SARAH S. on Jul 9, 2020
For the stout
Sam S on Jun 23, 2020
used it before - like it
Charlie S on Jun 19, 2020
something different
Craig Robb on Jun 18, 2020
For a malty but hoppy ale
Alastair T on Jun 12, 2020
I've used this before and it worked very well.
Jeffrey @ B on May 21, 2020
based on the recommendation
the cb on May 7, 2020
goes good with this extract
Ed K on Apr 21, 2020
love it
mark g on Apr 7, 2020
Pale Ale .... what else?
Thomas B on Apr 6, 2020
Previously used, great product!
David B on Mar 28, 2020
Jeffrey W on Dec 16, 2019
No time for starter
Lauren W on Nov 25, 2019
It's what the recipe calls for
Chip on Nov 22, 2019
Should be perfect for porter.
Annika L on Oct 23, 2019
seemed like the right yeast for the brew
Nathan Hausch on Oct 8, 2019
To ferment Stout
Joseph C on Mar 5, 2019
for dark hill porter kit
Jesse M on Feb 15, 2019
Per recipe
Lorin W on Feb 14, 2019
Have always had great luck with Wyeast Products... stick to what works...
Bruce B on Feb 14, 2019
Only tried WL before
Patrick M on Feb 12, 2019
It's the one my most experienced brewer friend uses
Alec L on Dec 13, 2018
Mike L on Nov 17, 2018
this was recommended
Gary W on Oct 23, 2018
Yeast that was recommended for the Dark Hill Porter
Jaan N on Sep 5, 2018
used in the past, works well
Mike C on Jul 11, 2018
It seemed like a high quality yeast that will do the job.
Jarrett R on May 9, 2018
Liked the flavor profile. I think it will work well with my Robust Porter.
Michael G. G on Jan 31, 2018
brewing a blonde ale as a gift
Adam goldring on Jan 31, 2018
I prefer liquid yeast
Brandon W on Dec 11, 2022
For British Style Ales
Greer W on Nov 3, 2022
I used this yeast with a full grain Imperial stout. It's been 24 hours and zero activity from the yeast! Should I be worried?
Rick Hausauer on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I would be worried. I usually make a starter first and usually see activity in the starter and in the wort after pitching the starter within a few hours. If you are watching for bubbling in the airlock, it is possible that there is a small leak in the starter, stopper, or if you are fermenting in a bucket, there can easily be a leak between the bucket and the lid, so check these out.
If the smack-pack expanded after smacking, that would indicate that the yeast was alive and viable.
I have not observed that this yeast is noticeably slower to ferment than other yeasts.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Made a wonderful English Brown with it. I love this yeast in my English styles.
July 13, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great results
I was a little worried after I pitched. I rushed the cooling a little, so the wort was a little warm still. pitched the yeast expecting a slow start on ferment. less than 12 hours later it was going strong. can't wait to taste the result.
December 1, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Arrived dead
Although I have had great results with this yeast before, this packet arrived dead, so it never "started" in the packet or in the brewing bucket.
November 8, 2018
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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November 9, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good yeast
I used this in a holiday beer and it attenuated vey aggressively. In fact, it blew off my airlock twice and I had to switch to a blow off tube. Full attenuation reached after about 4 days. I let it rest a couple more to make sure it finished out, but the pre-aged taste of the beer is terrific.
October 18, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great for hoppy brews
Leaves a very crisp finish that helps to showcase a hop forward beer. I use this for my pale ales.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great neutral English yeast
This is a nice neutral English yeast that allows the hops to shine
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Used in my Jalapeno beer - was a hit
I used this when brewing my jalapeno beer and allowed the jalapeno flavor to be present without overpowering. My Friends really enjoyed the jalapeno beer
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Wyeast rocks
Love the smack packs. When your pack blows up like a football, you have no doubts your yeast is working.
May 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Makes a nice Pale Ale
I have used this on a couple of pale ales and it gives it a really nice flavor, if you like Mirror Pond you will like this for your pale's
May 1, 2013