Omega Yeast OYL-015 Scottish Ale
This well known and proven strain produces complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. Often used as a "house" strain. Hop character is not muted with this strain.
*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|
I was happy to see active and vigorous fermentation in the primary. However, the in bottle carbonation took over 4 weeks to be adequate which is far longer than other yeast packs I've used in the past. I used the fizz drops in standard 12 ounce bottles that were sanitized prior to being filled and capped. the same process used with different yeast packs usually carbonates the bottles within 2 weeks.
Makes pitching so easy. This is my third batch using omega yeast and only drawback is fermentation too vigorous for a lock - I always use a blow-off tube to a jar of water until it slows down.
After using a liquid yeast and making this a starter, discovered a dry yeast sprinkled on the top of the main batch works just as well. And so much easier.
Works as intended.
I upgraded my kit to this liquid yeast and had some confusion as the recipe called for removing the liquid yeast three days before brew day. I was able to email and have my question answered. I was told to follow package and remove on brew day three hours before using. It came in an easy open package and I have bubbles in the air lock so it was a success.