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Wyeast 1272 American Ale II


SKU# Y1272

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Wyeast 1272 American Ale II is fruitier and more flocculant than Wyeast 1056, slightly nutty, soft, clean, slightly tart finish.


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Wyeast 1272 American Ale II - Beer Yeast

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This yeast strain has an apparent attenuation: 72-76%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 60°-72° F

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Permanent Stock MessageNo
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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleAmerican Ale
Min Fermenting Temp60
Max Fermenting Temp72
Min Attenuation %72
Max Attenuation %76
4.9 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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wyeast 1272
Made an oatmeal coffee stout with the above - normally make a starter however pitched two of these smack packs for a 5 gallon batch and voila ! Awesome brew great attenuation. As always never disappointed with Wyeast products
November 9, 2015
Good stuff!!
I like wyeast because you able to verfiy that it is working with the smack pack. I have used the white labs but I like to know ahead time before I pick it. I have good results with there product.
January 6, 2014
Great for Low ABV Pale Ales
I have used this strain about 10 times for 4.5-5.0% pale ale recipes and it gives a more fruity profile to the finished beer than some other ale strains I've used. This is now my preferred yeast for simcoe and chinook based beers. It always finishes at 1.006-1.010 with a starting gravity of ~1.044 and I think it ferments best in the low 60 degree range. I haven't had any problems with off flavors in the low 70's either which was a problem during the summer for other yeast I've tried.
December 26, 2013
Great all purpose yeast
I have used this yeast for a variety of American style ales with good results. Flocculates better than 1056 as advertised making for a clear finished product. Great alternative to Wyeast 1056.
December 26, 2013
Great yeast
brewed with the west coast ipa, came out great
December 18, 2013
Great Yeast
This yeast always performs great. Make a starter and it starts working nearly instantly in the wort. Love Wyeast Yeast!
December 17, 2013
Great west coast yeast with a bit more character than 1056.
December 9, 2013
Really Impressive
I used this with my winter pumpkin ale brew and it turned out fantastically, would definitely recommend this yeast for any Ale.
December 5, 2013
Something different
1056/ us-05 ...... I wanted to give this a spin. GREAT West Coast yeast!
November 23, 2013
Complements hops
I use this yeast in my IPA recipe. I like how it complements the fruitiness of the hops I use, Simcoe, centennial, and cascade. My only complaint is the last pack I ordered was 3 months old.
November 22, 2013
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Do I need a yeast starter for a 5 gallon batch? I am going to be using 1 smack pack of the Wyeast 1272.
Jarrett L on Apr 4, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: I always use a starter it works out better
I also use this yeast in four subsequent batches
Ferments quickly and fluctuates out for a very clear beer
Can I use this for a 3 gallon batch?
Mark W on Dec 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've successfully used it for 2.5-3 gallons. It's more than you need (if it's a normal og beer...<1.06), but it will work fine. Nothing wrong with a healthy amount of yeast...
I plan on brewing an ipa with an O.G. Of around 1.071, should I use two packs of this yeast? Or will one pack with a starter work fine? Thank you!
Matthew G on Apr 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the science to this, but isn't it really a matter of volume -- one pack for a 5g batch, 2 for a 10g, etc...? This is what I find when I use my software (Beer Tools) when crafting a recipe; it more or less follows this strategy.
I was going to use this yeast to make a milkshake ipa, but I see you are out of stock. What would be another option that gets me closest to this yeast? Thank you!
A shopper on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Wye yeast 1056 will work as well or in my opinion better.

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