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Wyeast 1056 American Ale

$6.99

SKU# Y1056

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Wyeast 1056 yeast starter is used commercially for several classic American ales. Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast strain ferments dry, finishes soft, smooth and clean, and is very well balanced.

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AKA Chico Ale Yeast. yeast 1056 American Ale is used commercially for several classic American ales. This wyeast nutrient strain ferments dry, finishes soft, smooth and clean, and is very well balanced. Apparent attenuation: 73-77%. Flocculation: low–medium. Optimum temp: 60°-72° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleAmerican Ale
Min Fermenting Temp60
Max Fermenting Temp72
FlocculationLow-Medium
Min Attenuation %73
Max Attenuation %77
Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
102 Reviews
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Wye yeast 1056 American Ale **** 4 stars
I am sold on this yeast and its ability to provide excellent sugar conversion and I'm convinced it is the reason for the beautiful legs I achieve everytime I use it. My personal favorite.
April 23, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Great delivery and product!
Two separate ales in process now. The yeast is doing a great job so far and looking forward to tasting the results. I may raise the grade after tasting. Delivery was great by the NB team excluding holiday days by the carrier. Great work!
February 1, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
wow
never used this yeast before & it was great to use! I did a small starter & the ale finished fermenting fast! I got 83% AA & the beer has a clean taste but is taking awhile to clear. I used the harvested yeast for a stout that fermented out just as fast & clean. I will use this yeast again for sure!
December 11, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
YES
versatile strain. good go to yeast . Temperature forgiving, good for hops
December 10, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Arrived Activated and warm
Pack was fully activated - not just stray CO2, the nutrient pack was split.
Insufficient cold packs (1 - very tiny pack) for July shipping.
Wasn't planning to make a starter for a 2.5gal batch, but had to.
August 11, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Consistent Quality
This liquid yeast packet provides an internal nutrient pouch which feeds the yeast and gives you a headstart when you add it to your completed wort. You can be assured that it is active and will readily begin the fermentation portion of your brewing. A little extra insurance to complete your beer.
June 10, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
A great House Yeast
I use this for almost everything except for stouts. A great strain, quick ferment, clean finish. I've harvested and washed yeast as many as 10 generations with no off flavors
May 11, 2016
Great
Used it for a IIPA and with the help of a yeast starter was able to ferment for a clean finish. Already ordered it again.
February 27, 2016
1056 yeast review
Product arrived on time and performed exactly as stated.
February 14, 2016
The smackpack was broken when
The smackpack was broken when it arrived and the ice pack was warm. Will not mail order yeast again.
February 13, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for filling out the review. The Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast packs do have a tendency to inflate during shipping. The inflation is due to residual co2 left over from propagation being released from solution during shipping and not usually from being activated. Most likely the yeast is still viable and should be alright to use. If the nutrient pack is still intact inside you should be able to activate it as usual and the pack should inflate the rest of the way.

A trick to activating slightly swollen packs is to turn it upside down so the nutrient pack is in the narrowest part and open the gussets on the bottom. Then squeeze the package with both hand in the middle forcing the co2 into the expanded area and then move your fingers downward feeling for the nutrient pack. Once you have isolated the pack in one of the corners you should be able to place it in the palm of one hand and smack it with the other.

If you were planning on making a yeast starter that will also work as a viability check for the yeast and will improve the overall health. If you are unable to feel the nutrient pack, the pack fails to inflate, or you are not making a starter let us know and we will be happy to send you a replacement.

You may also find this video helpful: https://youtu.be/oz9_6QWElyk
November 21, 2016
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How many gallons does this make?
D R on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: One Wyeast pack like this will be sufficient yeast for a 5 gallon batch of beer of up to 1.065 in gravity. If the expected starting gravity would be over 1.065, you should make a yeast starter, or use two of these packages of yeast. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
If my yeast package is swollen at the time I opened the shipping package, does that mean that I do not have to "smack" it? If I smack it now, I am concerned about breaking it open before I am ready to use it.
R D on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ray,

The Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast packs do have a tendency to inflate during shipping. The inflation is due to residual co2 left over from propagation being released from solution during shipping and not usually from being activated. Most likely the yeast is still viable and should be alright to use. If the nutrient pack is still intact inside you should be able to activate it as usual and the pack should inflate the rest of the way.

A trick to activating slightly swollen packs is to turn it upside down so the nutrient pack is in the narrowest part and open the gussets on the bottom. Then squeeze the package with both hand in the middle forcing the co2 into the expanded area and then move your fingers downward feeling for the nutrient pack. Once you have isolated the pack in one of the corners you should be able to place it in the palm of one hand and smack it with the other.

If you were planning on making a yeast starter that will also work as a viability check for the yeast and will improve the overall health. If you are unable to feel the nutrient pack, the pack fails to inflate, or you are not making a starter let us know and we will be happy to send you a replacement.

Also, here's a video from Wyeast on the subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgASfq0fZDY

Cheers,

Charles
I typically use dry yeast and just pour it in my carboy. With this after is swells up can i just pour it in?
J R on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, once activated, smack packs can be pitched directly into a wort. You could pitch the yeast without activating the smack pack as well, but you'd be foregoing most of the benefit of the smack pack at that point.

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