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White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


SKU# YP028

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Can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. Hop character is not muted with this strain, as it is with WLP002.


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  • White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Ale - Liquid Brewing Yeast
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Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday strain, similar to WLP001. Hop character is not muted with this strain, as it is with WLP002. Does not ferment well less than 62° F, unless active fermentation is underway. Some Scottish ales are fermented below 62° F, but with this yeast strain, 65-65° F will produce desired results. Apparent attenuation: 70-75%. Flocculation: medium. Optimum temp: 65°-70° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleScottish Ale
Min Fermenting Temp65
Max Fermenting Temp70
Min Attenuation %70
Max Attenuation %75
4.9 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Best for cider
I have tried all diffrent cider yeasts and this is my second time using this yeast and by far the best for cider
October 9, 2016
It's Stout!
This yeast was awesome when I used it in my imperial stout! Excellent reaction time and handled the high gravity with ease.
July 18, 2016
If you're brewing Scottish
If you're brewing a Scottish Ale this yeast is a must. This is the only White Labs yeast I use and I use it for a reason. This yeast adds a wonderful character and depth to any Scottish Ale. Ive used it in Scottish 70, 80 and a Wee Heavy. Some of my home-brews would compare to some of the micro brews out there and thats not something I would normally say.
December 23, 2015
Innis & Gunn Rum Aged
Edinburgh Ale is my #2 yeast (after WLP001). The results have been good to style.
October 16, 2015
Makes for a very smooth ale!
I have tried it twice so far. Once in my own recipe, and once in Northern's Bourbon Barrel Porter recipe. It added a lot of depth to both brews. It is a very happy yeast! Primary fermentation starts fast, and the yeast does its work. Great for any Irish, Scottish, or English Ale recipe that I can think of.
December 4, 2013
Nice yeast but be aware it's under a small amount of pressure
I have always used wyeast smack packs so I thought I'd give this one a go. I used it on my bourbon barrel porter. I made a yeast starter with it. I got good response when adding it to the batch. The beer isn't ready yet and will not be for several months so I'll have to comment on the flavor at a later date. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it blew out when I opened the cap. It was like it was under pressure like a soda can so be aware when you open it. I had it over the funnel and it was completely submerged in the star san prior so I wasn't too concerned when it spewed out when I was opening the cap.
November 8, 2013
Amazing for Stouts
I used this yeast for the first time in an Imperial Stout. The beer came out great. I wasn't sure about using this yeast for a Stout, but I assure you it will probably be the only yeast I will use for a stout again. If you're using Irish Ale yeast for your Stouts give this a shot. I think it finishes the beer a lot better.
May 11, 2013
My new favorite
This was recommended to me last spring for a 12% barley wine i was making, in a cool basement. It worked like a charm, if slowly. With a starting gravity of 1.121 and a basement temp around 60, it took a little over two weeks. But it was a mellow ferment (no blow-ups, blow-off, or giant scummy krausen). My final gravity was high 30s, but it might have been because I interrupted it to repitch into an Old Ale. Both beers were very clean, a with good maltiness/sweetness and tasty.Then I used it a few weeks ago in a cherry stout. The room was around 60 and my bucket was full nearly to the top. Again, a slow, mellow fermentation, but the beer is fantastic - clean, good malt flavor (for a stout) and well-balanced.
March 26, 2012
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When do you expect to have WLP028 back in stock?
J A on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Northern Brewer wants to know if I can answer this question. Hmmmm, I'm not sure...I don't work for them lol.

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