Wyeast 1272 American Ale II

Wyeast 1272 American Ale II

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With many of the best qualities that brewers look for when brewing American styles of beer, this strain’s performance is consistent and it makes great beer. This versatile strain is a very good choice for a “House” strain. Expect a soft, clean profile with hints of nut, and a slightly tart finish. Ferment at warmer temperatures to accentuate hop character with an increased fruitiness. Or, ferment cool for a clean, light citrus character. It attenuates well and is reliably flocculent, producing bright beer without filtration.

Flocculation: Medium-High
Attenuation: 72-76%
Temperature Range: 60-72F, 15-22C
Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV

American Amber Ale
American Brown Ale
American IPA
American Pale Ale
American Stout
Blonde Ale
Fruit Beer
Imperial IPA
Wood-Aged Beer

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

Item # WY1272
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19LBS
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For my all grain porter
JP B on Sep 11, 2019
CHARLES W S on May 9, 2019
For my all grain porter
JP B on Sep 11, 2019
for a pale ale
Jill T on Sep 4, 2019
CHARLES W S on May 9, 2019
I need it
Jeff Olson on Apr 25, 2019
Try something new
Kenneth M. B on Apr 16, 2019
called out for a Stout Recipe
Andermahr F on Mar 14, 2019
Making a double IPA
Martin G on Mar 4, 2019
Trying something new
Keith H on Mar 1, 2019
Trying it
Mathew B on Feb 25, 2019
Making an American Wheat Beer.
Kyle S W on Jan 19, 2019
favorite yeast
Robert Shanks on Jan 15, 2019
Brian D H on Jan 11, 2019
Mark B on Dec 4, 2018
to brew a citrusy pale ale
Jill T on Nov 30, 2018
kentucky common
David P on Nov 21, 2018
never used it before and wanted to see how it would work with the Citra Pale Ale.
John M on Sep 25, 2018
I need it
Jeff Olson on Sep 19, 2018
Haven't tried it, but like American Ale I.
George M on Jul 17, 2018
Used before
Luis I on Jun 12, 2018
fruity yet clean yeast
Jason L on Jun 5, 2018
A good yeast for this particular brew style
Sean P on Apr 9, 2018
good neutral yeast
Nick S on Mar 30, 2018
Building a SMASH beer to be ready in 5 weeks
David C on Mar 23, 2018
Brewing an American IPA
Wesley V on Mar 16, 2018
I've used it before. Brewing an IPA
Jason W on Mar 7, 2018
For an IPA
Devon R on Jan 19, 2018
for a pale ale
Jill T on Sep 4, 2019
I need it
Jeff Olson on Apr 25, 2019
How much do I need to order for a 3bbl system?
jeff on Nov 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jeff - I would recommend at least 6 to direct pitch in a 3bbl batch, this would also be dependent on OG Gravity. There is also the option of propagating your own yeast.

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Not Impressed
Used this for the first time in two of my go-to APA recipes where I normally ferment with 1056 or WLP090. Based on the glowing reviews I confidently made twin 6 gal batches and followed my usual procedure (mash at 152F, 1.8L starter, pure O2 for 60 sec, pitch at 63F and ferment 21 days at 63-66F). Fermentation took off rapidly and the two batches finished at 1.012 and 1.010. But taste testing the post fermentation gravity samples made me uneasy about the excessive malt character and esters. The two brews were 32 and 40 IBU and dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra, but the desired hop profile was almost completely drowned out. Four weeks in the bottle did not improve the situation very much and I ended up with 12 gallons of overly complex, fruity APAs that, while drinkable, were nowhere as good as their 1056/W090 cousins.
I post this only to caution those who would do as I did and accept that 1272 is just a slightly maltier version of the Chico strain and can be used similarly. IMO it is much closer to an English yeast and requires serious adjustment to the grain bill and hopping schedule in order to use it in APA/IPA territory. Do what I should have done and test it first in some small batches. In the future I’ll use 1318 when I want properties like this and steer clear of 1272 for my American styles.
December 12, 2018
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December 13, 2018
Zach R Staff
Stuck fermentation
I do not know what caused the problem. I can't blame the yeast.
March 29, 2018
1 year ago
Finishes clear
Used this in Ugly Fish IPA with and a full pack of Safale-05 (started with a high OG, needed the extra cells). Best tasting brew I had ever produced. My friends thought I had something commercial on tap!
February 19, 2018
1 year ago
Swelled quick, roughly 3 hours. love the slap packs
May 25, 2014
New yeast for me
I haven't used this one before so I figured I would give it a try. I have been using 1056 for a while and I am not real happy with it. I have used a lot of different yeast and it always surprises me how much different the same recipe will turn out with different yeast. I can't wait to get this going.
May 25, 2014
I love the activator packs, decreases the time until fermentation starts by a few hours or more. Nice attenuation, good floc for a clear beer.
May 17, 2014
Nice clean american yeast
Great for many American styles
May 8, 2014
Smells great so far
Kind of slow to swell, give it 6-8 hours instead of the recommeded 3. Really clean and a steady worker - still going after two weeks and dry hopping.
May 9, 2013
Clean and Flocculant
Nice clean American profile but it does settle out better than 1056. Worked great in a American Pale!
May 7, 2013