Wyeast 1318 London Ale III

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SKU# Y1318

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Great malt and hop profile. True top cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet.

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Wyeast 1318 London Ale III - Beer Yeast

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From traditional London brewery with great malt and hop profile. True top cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet. Apparent attenuation: 71-75%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 64°-74° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleBritish Ale
Min Fermenting Temp64
Max Fermenting Temp74
FlocculationHigh
Min Attenuation %71
Max Attenuation %75
Reviews
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SUPER BEAST YEAST!
I've used this yeast a couple times now, and it's great for strong ales! Blowoff tube is a must with this one, if you use regular airlock you will almost certainly have a fermenter eruption! This stuff ferments fast with a nice light sweetness, I highly recommend for IPA or any other strong hoppy ales, I'm using it for the grapefruit pulpin kit right now and it's going great, so strong you don't have to use starter but I still did so I would ferment faster for St.Patricks day.
February 28, 2016
Versatile, fast-working, easy-to-use
I love this yeast. It works with traditional English ales of all types but is also great in hoppy American ales, especially those of the Northeastern variety, as its low flocculation keeps aromatic hop compounds in suspension. This makes for a cloudier beer, especially if you do a big dry-hop, but if you can learn to embrace the turbidity, you'll love it. It imparts a bit of fruity, English ester flavor, but it's subdued enough that it won't get in the way of other ingredients. It's also really fast; I can get a 1.05 OG fermented in three or four days with this yeast if I use a starter and pure O2, and a 1.07 OG beer fermented in less than a week. Finally, it's not a particularly temperamental yeast compared to Conan or some of the other options I might use in place of this. I would recommend keeping it in the mid to high 60s throughout fermentation.
January 5, 2016
A Serious Yeast
1318 in a strong Irish red ale (7.2%) and it was amazing. I used a small starter and the yeast took of so fast it popped my airlock in a bucket fermenter with nearly two gallons of head space within the first 8 hours. So I took the risk and this brew became an open fermentation. I had to beat the yeast back into the beer repeatedly. At one point I thought it might just leap out of the bucket. In the end, the beer turned out with light malt and light fruit flavors which aided the few spices used to shine nicely without being overpowering.
October 30, 2012
great fot bitters
I have used WY1318 many times . It always produces a very clear beer . It produces a slightly malty, soft finish. I ferment at 63-65 degrees, on the low side for this yeast. It makes an interesting alternative to WY1056 when brewing west coast pale ales like Sierra Nevada. Not authentic in this instance but makes a great ale.
April 21, 2014
Great Yeast
One of the most active fermentations I've seen. No starter and clarified great!
October 2, 2012
Best English yeast ever.
This is a great yeast. Awesome malty:fruity balance. Clears up well. Great in a carboy or open fermentation but use a bucket because its a great top cropper. I bought the first time because they were out of 1968 and I have never gone back. So much easier to use- it repitches better, less diacetyl and you can get away without a starter in a 5 gal 1.040 wort (do not attempt with wy1968)
May 22, 2012
As advertised
Used this in a British Mild that was open fermented, wonderful banana aroma came off during primary fermentation. It smelled so good, that I drank this very young - about 10 days after brewing. I had cropped some yeast off the top of the mild about 48 hours into active fermentation and just pitched them onto the second runnings from a strong Scotch ale last weekend. Gravity went from 1.038 to 1.013 after 4 days @66F, I will probably drink this beer after it flocs out. Great yeast if you like some yeast character in your brits, especially for open fermentations. Definite fruity esters, balanced profile (ie preserves hops and malt characters) and does leave some residual sweetness.
October 26, 2013
Wyeast 1318 London Ale III
Great yeast....fermentation started fast and lasted 5 days....always gives the beer a nice malty flavor / taste...one of my favorite yeast to use...
April 30, 2016
Good for any malt-focused ale
This yeast is really good for your British ,Scottish, or Irish ales. It has a good flocculation and leaves residual sweetness.
August 10, 2013
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