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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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Mark B on Dec 4, 2018
kentucky common
David P on Nov 21, 2018
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
to brew a citrusy pale ale
Jill T on Nov 30, 2018
never used it before and wanted to see how it would work with the Citra Pale Ale.
John M on Sep 25, 2018
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.

4.8 / 5.0
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Stuck fermentation
I do not know what caused the problem. I can't blame the yeast.
March 29, 2018
9 months 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
11 months 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