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Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale
WY1469
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Description

A seldom used strain in the homebrew community, this gem will give a full and complex flavor profile.  Will finish relatively sweet but clear. An excellent choice for those who want a clear beer without all of the hassle of fining or filtration.

This strain produces ales with a full chewy malt flavor and character, but finishes dry, producing famously balanced beers. Expect moderate nutty and stone-fruit esters. Best used for the production of cask-conditioned bitters, ESB and mild ales. Reliably flocculent, producing bright beer without filtration.

Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 67-71%
Temperature Range: 64-72°F (18-22°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV
Cell Count: 100 Billion



Styles:

  • English IPA
  • Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Southern English Brown
  • Special/Best/Premium Bitter
  • Standard/Ordinary Bitter
  • Sweet Stout

    For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.
     
Item # WY1469
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19LBS
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Clean British Yeast without too much earthy or smoky
William E on Jul 31, 2018
Favorite English Yeast
Sean Kinnas on Jun 14, 2018
Clean British Yeast without too much earthy or smoky
William E on Jul 31, 2018
This is my favorite yeast
Chris B on Jul 23, 2018
Favorite English Yeast
Sean Kinnas on Jun 14, 2018
Same
TOMMY R on May 22, 2018
Best for northern UK bitters clones
TOMMY R on May 22, 2018
I saw a great review for it
Tim M on Feb 16, 2018
been wanting to try it for ages, hear such good things
donald w on Feb 14, 2018
One of my favorite yeasts for English ales
Eric B on Feb 9, 2018
Your description, the cask-condition nature I've been trying for in darks.
Mike B on Jan 17, 2018
Timothy Taylors, Jamil Zainascheff, NHC award winning beer
Valued C on Jan 10, 2018
This is my favorite yeast
Chris B on Jul 23, 2018
Same
TOMMY R on May 22, 2018
Reviews

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Best English Ale Yeast
Creates a well-balanced British ale with a crisp finish to balance the malt. Create an ale like those served in pubs throughout the Yorkshire Dales.
June 3, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Yummy
Best yeast for best bitter
April 16, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
My favorite English ale yeast
I use this yeast for most of my English ales.
January 23, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
One of my favorites!
More than half the beer I make is strong bitter. I've experimented with many English strains over the years and I've landed on this one. Just about the best British bitter strain out there. In my state's largest and longest running beer comp I have taken 1st in the bitter category three years running using this yeast.
As the previous review mentions, the krausen never seems to fall. I've learned to accept that with this strain and begin cold crash when it is at FG. The krausen does fall during cold crash.
Provides decent clarity without filtration or gelatin, but I typically use gelatin to get exceptional clarity.
December 12, 2015
Fantastic for
I love this stuff. I've brewed many gallons of standard bitter with it, and it produces just enough malty interest to compliment the hops, without being in your face. Can be a little temperamental, but not overly so as long as pitching rates and temperature control are adequate. Krausen never seems to fall with this strain, but I just monitor attenuation and rack out from under when things have finished up.
February 18, 2014