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This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any beer style, and is a mainstay of one of our local homebrewers, Mr. Denny Conn. It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and accentuates the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuated.

Flocculation: Low
Attenuation: 74-76%
Temperature Range: 60-70F 15-21C
Alcohol Tolerance: ABV 10%

American Amber Ale
American Brown Ale
American IPA
American Pale Ale
American Stout

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

Item # WY1450
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.20LBS
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Jay F on Jan 29, 2018
Juicy IPA
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Go to yeast!
One of my go to yeasts. Love using it for anything hop forward!! Especially single hop pales ales/IPA’s.. if you’re a fan of 1056 give this a shot.
All Citra IPA!
All Citra IPA!
January 30, 2018
1 month ago
Great yeast
I used this in DIPA and it finished out at 1.015/9% ABV. Wasn't boosy in the least bit. Brought it to my HBC tasting and it was huge hit. So far probably my favorite strain to use for IPA's.
July 2, 2015
Great yeast with unique silk mouthfeel
I love use this strain to brew my ale, especially English ones. When using this yeast I don't have to increase the crystal grain to get the similar results. In fact this one help me to get a 2nd place in Northern English Brown in a homebrew competition held in LA, California in 2014.
May 11, 2015
This is a lively one!
I got this yeast to use in a Denny''s RyePA recipe as it looks to be his house strain. Every single Smack-pack for this yeast that was in the fridge felt like it already started to produce CO2. This should have given me an indication of what was to come. 12 hours after pitch the fermentation was really going with kraussen all the way up the neck of the carboy. I had to add a blow-off tube to keep it from clogging up the air-lock. The fermentation kept going at that pace for 5 more days. The beer finished a couple points under what I expected but still a very good beer.

This fermentation behavior I've seen on every other brew I ferment with this yeast. Now I know to give it a little more head-room in the fermentation chamber than I think I should and things go fine.

It makes really nice IPAs but, also ferments clean at lower temperatures.
May 11, 2014
Used for a lot of different brews...
...And each has come out great. It starts slower and takes a little more time to clear, in my experience, but fully attenuates and gives great flavor contribution.

Can't go wrong!
May 3, 2014
It is a great yeast!
I use this yeast for pale and brown ales. It ferments down to a soft, almost velvety finish. You can even use it to make an "ale-pilsner." A novice would not know the difference.
May 28, 2013
Try Swapping Out Your House Yeast
So versatile! This yeast gets out of the way of hops but leaves a bit more slickness than American ale strains. Its a trooper: use slurry from a previous batch to ferment Imperial IPA, RIS or Barleywine.
May 16, 2013
Bourbon Vanilla Oatmeal Stout is da bonb with this yeast
Bourbon barrel aged, great mouth-feel and awesome flavor
May 8, 2013
good product
did,very well in a dark lager I made..clean,dry but fermented on the higher temp end,so the beer has a very tiny apple taste to me...like biting just the peel
May 6, 2013
Quirky, but Fantastic
This a fantastic yeast strain, but it does have it's quirks. My favorite thing about this yeast strain is the unique mouth feel it imparts in the beer. It's hard to describe, but it's unlike any other yeast strain I've used. It somehow gives a "fuller" mouth feel. Hops come through like on the California strains, but this one has something special. If you've ever made Denny Conn's BVIP or Rye IPA with another strain, remake it with this. It's a huge difference. The one quirk is it tends to take off slowly. I like to make a light beer with it first, and then pitch a big beer on to the cake, otherwise it can be a bit slow to ferment out. Other than that, this is a strain that's definitely worth checking out!
May 2, 2013