Imperial Yeast A31 Tartan
Tartan is a traditional, organic strain that accentuates the malt character of malty, strong Scottish ales. It can also be used for other styles (particularly IPAs) or ina production setting due to its clean character. For a increased ester profile, use this yeast at the higher end of the temperature range.
*NOTE:*During summer months, we include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeast orders. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will stay frozen given transit times and particularly hot temperatures. For this reason, we recommend ordering dry yeast during summer months.
|Yeast Disclaimer||We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.|
|Yeast Style||Scottish Ale|
|Min Fermenting Temp||65|
|Max Fermenting Temp||70|
This is my first experience with Imperial yeast. Mail ordered; cost with shipping is high (N.B. I had picked up a nearly $200.00 order from the Milwaukee store in September and found that saved me about $90.00 over their advertised "free" shipping). The Tartan pack was five week old when received, three months and a week (refrigerated) when I brewed with it. I stepped it up once with 30 oz. of my home canned wort. I pitched it New Years Eve and it was at high kraeusen by 0900 hrr nest morning!
Last night, 5 January, I transferred it to secondary and it had fermented down to 1.001 from its O.G. 1.056! It tasted just like a Scottish ale is s'posed to! I'll certainly consider Imperial yeast in future, would recommend it highly.
Imperial is my go to brand now. Everything I’ve gotten from them has been solid.
I did an extract Scotch Ale with a bunch of LME and DME...the yeast ripped through them like butter...I even medaled in a local homebrew comp.
Did a Blonde Stout made yeast starter then ad in . Starting gravity was 1.068 fermentation started with in 3 hours primary 12 days transferred to secondary with coca nibs final gravity came in at 1.006 about 8.2%. Will use again.