Wyeast 1968 London ESB Yeast

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Wyeast 1968 London ESB is a highly flocculant top-fermenting strain with rich, malty character and balanced fruitiness. An excellent strain for cask-conditioned ales.

Highly flocculant top-fermenting strain with rich, malty character and balanced fruitiness. This strain is so flocculant that additional aeration and agitation is needed. An excellent strain for cask-conditioned ales. Apparent attenuation: 67-71%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 64°-72° F

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.

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SKU Y1968
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 British Ale
Yeast Format Liquid
Flocculation Very High
Min Attenuation 67
Max Attenuation 71
Min Fermenting Temp 64
Max Fermenting Temp 72

Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
87%
(62)
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J
Just T.
Performed perfectly

Gave me just what I expected, great fermentation at 68 degrees and high flocculation for a clear beverage without the use of spanish moss or other additives.

C
Customer

Wyeast 1968 London ESB Yeast

R
Robert E.
Great yeast

When i buy yeast. From NBrew. They send it out. And its perfect. Great product I brew 20 gal at a time
BobaneroBrew

R
Rober M.
Wyeast 1968

I’ve found the smack packs to be unreliable and ‘high maintenance’ The bubble is hard to break. I had one occasion where I thought I’d broken it and when it came time to pitch I had to break and had to improvise with what came out of the egg. Other times the bubble breaks with less effort. The yeast is shipped cross country and by the time it arrives I need to refrigerate. It usually takes a day or two to wake up, and then another day and a half to start fermenting. Having said that, the dry yeast is more reliable, and starts sooner, I still prefer the liquid as wyeast offers a wider selection of yeasts. Catch 22 The only recommendation would be to look into making the yeast bubbles more consistent in the effort to break them.

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Paul D.
Good Experience

The yeast arrived in warm weather packed in ice. The ice had melted but the yeast packet still felt cool. I did not make a yeast starter, just smacked the pack a hour or so before making the beer. We made the beer in the evening and it was actively fermenting the next morning so the yeast was healthy. It makes a really taste ESB, but I have not made the ESB with the other yeast options so I can't compare with those.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
87%
(62)
11%
(8)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Just T.
Performed perfectly

Gave me just what I expected, great fermentation at 68 degrees and high flocculation for a clear beverage without the use of spanish moss or other additives.

C
Customer

Wyeast 1968 London ESB Yeast

R
Robert E.
Great yeast

When i buy yeast. From NBrew. They send it out. And its perfect. Great product I brew 20 gal at a time
BobaneroBrew

R
Rober M.
Wyeast 1968

I’ve found the smack packs to be unreliable and ‘high maintenance’ The bubble is hard to break. I had one occasion where I thought I’d broken it and when it came time to pitch I had to break and had to improvise with what came out of the egg. Other times the bubble breaks with less effort. The yeast is shipped cross country and by the time it arrives I need to refrigerate. It usually takes a day or two to wake up, and then another day and a half to start fermenting. Having said that, the dry yeast is more reliable, and starts sooner, I still prefer the liquid as wyeast offers a wider selection of yeasts. Catch 22 The only recommendation would be to look into making the yeast bubbles more consistent in the effort to break them.

P
Paul D.
Good Experience

The yeast arrived in warm weather packed in ice. The ice had melted but the yeast packet still felt cool. I did not make a yeast starter, just smacked the pack a hour or so before making the beer. We made the beer in the evening and it was actively fermenting the next morning so the yeast was healthy. It makes a really taste ESB, but I have not made the ESB with the other yeast options so I can't compare with those.