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Wyeast | 1968 London ESB Ale | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
WY1968

Wyeast | 1968 London ESB Ale | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells

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Description

  • 1968 is a very good cask conditioned ale strain. This extremely flocculent yeast produces distinctly malty beers
  • Attenuation levels are typically less than most other yeast strains which results in a slightly sweeter 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

A very good cask conditioned ale strain, this extremely flocculant yeast produces distinctly malty beers. Attenuation levels are typically less than most other yeast strains which results in a slightly sweeter finish. Ales produced with this strain tend to be fruity, increasingly so with higher fermentation temperatures of 70-74°F (21-23° C). A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete. Bright beers are easily achieved within days without any filtration.

Attenuation: 67-71%
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 9%
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 64-72°F
Cell Count: 100 Billion

Styles:
English Barleywine
English IPA
Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
Fruit Beer
Mild
Old Ale
Southern English Brown
Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Standard/Ordinary Bitter
Wood-Aged Beer

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 # WY1968
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19 LBS
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British low flocculating strain
David T on Jan 26, 2023
Brewing a Brown Ale
Abel Trejo P on Jan 3, 2023
British low flocculating strain
David T on Jan 26, 2023
suits the style
Dave L on Jan 10, 2023
Brewing a Brown Ale
Abel Trejo P on Jan 3, 2023
ESB yeast
Barry M on Nov 9, 2022
The Winter Warmer yeast
Tom on Sep 27, 2022
Have had good results with Wyeast Yeasts.
Craig T on Sep 3, 2022
used before
Jeffrey F on Aug 3, 2022
its tasty yeast
SCOTT C R on Jun 27, 2022
Recommended yeast substitute for heady topper
Stephen R on Jun 9, 2022
Brewing a Sweet Stout-Need this yeast for best Porters, Stouts, BWS, RIS, Old Ale, you raised the price Booooooo!
Dwight B on May 21, 2022
Best yeast for esb
Steven J on May 4, 2022
Im trying something new
Paul A on Apr 21, 2022
To keep yeast alive during shipping
Michael L on Mar 23, 2022
works for my coffee stout
joe e on Mar 16, 2022
Brewing a Porter
Bryan M on Mar 2, 2022
I like yeast
Ruben C on Dec 10, 2021
Winter Seasonal
Valued C on Nov 19, 2021
Used before with good results
Rick E L on Nov 19, 2021
Use this before and worked great
Damon S on Nov 13, 2021
Winter ale
Kimberly B on Oct 21, 2021
Recommended by another brewer
David T on Sep 4, 2021
Used before, I think Wyeast is one of the best
William G on Jul 21, 2021
Recipe calls for it.
Margaret Heyrich on Jun 9, 2021
It was in my recipe
Tom Lohrenz on Jun 7, 2021
Making an ESB
Robert P. M on May 24, 2021
Trying something new
Charles C on Apr 7, 2021
used in the past
mark s on Mar 30, 2021
English Porter
Matthew B on Mar 24, 2021
again, chose a yeast for the range in my basement
Alan A on Feb 23, 2021
I have been most successful using Wyeast in all my brewing.
William G on Feb 15, 2021
Best British Yeast Ever
Anthony A on Jan 19, 2021
To ferment a porter I made
Jeremy A on Nov 30, 2020
This is a great yeast for porters and stouts
BJ B on Nov 26, 2020
Recommended
Kenny Marchbanks on Nov 25, 2020
It's really good
Mike on Oct 4, 2020
Something different
John D on Sep 20, 2020
to make an esb
matt y on Sep 12, 2020
It was recommended for the kit
Dan C on Jun 17, 2020
Making a Fullers ESB clone
Alastair T on Jun 12, 2020
Needed yeast.
Jordan K on Jun 3, 2020
recommended on your site
Luke B on May 20, 2020
high gravity beer
Kelliher C on May 12, 2020
Brewing an ESB
Christian H on Apr 21, 2020
I'm making an english ale
Joshua F on Apr 11, 2020
Back up
Valued C on Apr 8, 2020
Beer kit recommendation
Ken G on Apr 6, 2020
For a kit.
Robert H B on Mar 30, 2020
Recommended by MoreBeer social media rep
Joseph L W on Mar 24, 2020
<3 1968 London ESB. Great yeast for a great beer style.
Timothy D on Mar 19, 2020
great classic yeast
Hacker on Mar 16, 2020
suits the style
Dave L on Jan 10, 2023
ESB yeast
Barry M on Nov 9, 2022
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great for my esb. Finished quickly
March 7, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Made a great copy of Fuller's London Porter.
Was a winner at the May Day Festival in the neighborhood.
May 9, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for its intended use.
If you want to brew an authentic English Bitter, Special Bitter or ESB, there is no better yeast. Highly recommended
April 5, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
C’mon man... this yeast is awesome.. great esters at 68F.. this is the standard.... if you can’t make good beer with this yeast , you don’t know how to brew
April 5, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best ale yeast ever, hands down.
April 3, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for my ales
Love this yeast great flavor and rips through in 3-4 days for me at room temperatures
February 22, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Versitile. A favorite!
I use this for all styles except Belgian. IPA killer yeast. Attenuated as expected(slightly higher FG) but it adds depth. Something I always want around. I've had this yeast stall around 1.020 but then finish after warm up. Floculates like no other!
November 7, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect ESB Yeast
Beautiful ESB! Drink Up!
October 12, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
nervous about the entire batch...
The pouch did not swell up well after smacking even after 24 hours... bad yeast?.. and no noticeable activity on the fermentation... it's been almost a week... I know it is normal for lager brews... not for this kind though... I actually added some London ESB Ale Yeast to see if that will change anything, still no 'bubbling'...
August 25, 2018
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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September 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Good yeast
This is probably my favorite ale yeast. I t attenuated well, floculates cleanly and just plain makes good beer.
March 26, 2018
Purchased
over 6 years ago