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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.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.


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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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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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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
Favorite yeast strain
1272 is my go-to strain for all around ales. I have been using this strain in my pale ales, IPAs, porters, stouts, strong ales, you name it. Very clean, versatile, and works at a wide range of temperatures while still showing consistent, predictable results. A+
September 10, 2013
Clean but (nicely) fruity
I fermented at 70-72 degrees on a bitter red with lots of chinook hops and Special B malt. This beer finishes clean but has a wonderful tart strawberry character. Flocculated better than 1056, too. Lovely!
August 29, 2012
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
Something different
1056/ us-05 ...... I wanted to give this a spin. GREAT West Coast yeast!
November 23, 2013
Great yeast
brewed with the west coast ipa, came out great
December 18, 2013
Good performance
Clean taste and ferments quickly. I use a stirred starter and usually have a lag time of
October 15, 2013
Good Stuff
Did a rye pale ale with this yeast about a month back. I did a hop burst with about 2 oz of citra and chinook hops and this yeast complimented it very well! The fruity tartness pulls alot of mango taste from the citra. Plus the slight spice of the rye melded well with the fruity back end. I would recommend to anyone who wants to brew an APA or IPA with citrusy/fruity qualities.
April 26, 2011
Great west coast yeast with a bit more character than 1056.
December 9, 2013
Great stuff!
I am on my third generation of this strain. The yeast cake always smells incredible and I was also bold enough to taste it....it was good!? This is a durable and fast acting yeast that imparts great yeast flavors into the beer. I recommend this yeast for the most impatient of brewers, who need to brew quick and don't mind tasting a little hint of yeast-full goodness in their home brew.
March 11, 2010
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