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Wyeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50


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This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any style of beer and is a mainstay of renowned homebrewer Mr. Denny Conn.


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Wyeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50  - Beer Yeast

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This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any style of beer and is a mainstay of renowned homebrewer Mr. Denny Conn. It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and helps accentuate the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuative. Apparent attenuation: 74-76%. Flocculation: low. Optimum temp: 60°-70° F

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Yeast Format Liquid
Yeast Style American Ale
Min Fermenting Temp 60
Max Fermenting Temp 70
Flocculation Low
Min Attenuation % 74
Max Attenuation % 76
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Great yeast in an IPA. Body, malt character, and hop presentation preferred to 1056 in a split fermentation.
I split a batch of American IPA between 1056 and 1450. The 1450 fermented very well at 63 degrees and was raised to 68 degrees after about 90% attenuation. It is visibly less flocculant, even compared to 1056. Malt flavors were clear and gave the impression of sweetness even with about 78% attenuation (80% in 1056). Hop flavors were not at all muted but both the bitterness and flavor were well integrated into the beer. I would highly recommend trying this yeast if you normally use 1056 and are looking for more malt backbone and overall roundness. I preferred the final beer in this case.
February 7, 2010
I got this yeast for the first time because the yeast I usually used for my APA was out of stock. This yeast has quickly become my go to yeast. I have been able to push the ABV in my beer to over 10% with great flavor and very little after flavor, with Denny's Fav. 50. I will say I am very pleased with it and its versatility.
September 22, 2012
Good American Yeast
I have only brewed once with this, though I have an IPA in the fermenter going with a second generation yeast. I used it on an American bitter and really liked it. Low flocculating, it's true, but I did a 10 gallon batch and the second keg sat and mellowed for a few weeks in the cold temperatures and clarified really well. Does keep the malt body without drying out quite as much as 1056. It might be my new go to for pale ales, IPAs, etc.
March 23, 2012
Pretty good yeast
I used this yeast for a Pumpkin ale that I brewed and it attenuated very well, 78%. The flocculation though was very low. I had to use gelatin in the keg in order to get it to drop out. But as for flavor this yeast really brought out the malt and the pumpkin(I used about three pounds in the mash). I did ferment a little higher then I wanted, about 69-70, but it really didn't cause to much of a problem.
November 30, 2011
Most Excellent!
Thanks to Denny and Nate Sampson for bringing this Brewtek CL-50 to a viable yeast lab for us all to enjoy!Thanks guys!
February 19, 2012
Wyeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50
I've made my second rye pale ale with this yeast, and like the first, it turned out totally awesome!!!! I highly recommend this yeast....
December 5, 2015
Fast and low
This yeast takes off quickly and has great attenuation. If you need a yeast to finish below 1.010 this is it. I use it for a dry pale ale with hops that have a fruity character, perfect every time
March 19, 2016
Responds well
A little slower than say the 1056 to start, but the fermentation with this strain is solid. Flocculation seems to be good, the yeast cake in the primary was compact and not as loose as I have seen with other yeast strains.
August 30, 2013
Ive used this a handful of times now...2 separate rye porters - First one fermented great and second one stuck at 1.030, but I got it down to where I wanted it eventually.RyePA - spectacular!! Great malt and excellent hop flavor.Now just used it on my house porter, and I'm pretty sure it'll be the yeast I stay with from now on.Wonderful work Denny! I love it!!
October 25, 2014
It's "OK"
I've used this on a couple batches, and while its description as showcasing hops and the malt is true, it has a little bit of a flavor I just don't really care for. Tastes are subject to the individual, so be your own judge. You won't be disappointed, although you may likely prefer other strains.
June 20, 2011
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How does Denny's Favorite work in an oatmeal stout?
D K on Dec 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Denny's "50" would work. However, If I had access to a wider selection of yeast I would go with a yeast geared more towards a stout. Wyeast has an excellent yeast and style guide on their website that would help with the selection.

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