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Wyeast 1318 London Ale III


SKU# Y1318

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Great malt and hop profile. True top cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet.

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 1318 London Ale III - Beer Yeast

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From traditional London brewery with great malt and hop profile. True top cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet. Apparent attenuation: 71-75%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 64°-74° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleBritish Ale
Min Fermenting Temp64
Max Fermenting Temp74
Min Attenuation %71
Max Attenuation %75
4.7 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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My favorite yeast for my house NEIPA!!! I have used this yeast many times with my NEIPA recipe.
July 8, 2017
3 months ago
Fast, reliable, versatile
This is one of my workhorse yeasts. It's great in any and practically all traditional English styles, with a pleasant fruity ester quality that I enjoy a lot. It's also spectacular for American-style hoppy beers, especially if you want to explore the New England style of APA/IPA -- rumor has it that this is Tired Hands' house strain. It ferments reliably and quickly, typically reaching FG within five days or less. Do respect the temperature range, although you get more of those esters at higher temps. The krausen may never fully fall on this one, so don't be alarmed if it's still there when fermentation appears complete.
January 19, 2017
9 months ago
A Serious Yeast
1318 in a strong Irish red ale (7.2%) and it was amazing. I used a small starter and the yeast took of so fast it popped my airlock in a bucket fermenter with nearly two gallons of head space within the first 8 hours. So I took the risk and this brew became an open fermentation. I had to beat the yeast back into the beer repeatedly. At one point I thought it might just leap out of the bucket. In the end, the beer turned out with light malt and light fruit flavors which aided the few spices used to shine nicely without being overpowering.
October 30, 2012
great fot bitters
I have used WY1318 many times . It always produces a very clear beer . It produces a slightly malty, soft finish. I ferment at 63-65 degrees, on the low side for this yeast. It makes an interesting alternative to WY1056 when brewing west coast pale ales like Sierra Nevada. Not authentic in this instance but makes a great ale.
April 21, 2014
Great Yeast
One of the most active fermentations I've seen. No starter and clarified great!
October 2, 2012
Best English yeast ever.
This is a great yeast. Awesome malty:fruity balance. Clears up well. Great in a carboy or open fermentation but use a bucket because its a great top cropper. I bought the first time because they were out of 1968 and I have never gone back. So much easier to use- it repitches better, less diacetyl and you can get away without a starter in a 5 gal 1.040 wort (do not attempt with wy1968)
May 22, 2012
As advertised
Used this in a British Mild that was open fermented, wonderful banana aroma came off during primary fermentation. It smelled so good, that I drank this very young - about 10 days after brewing. I had cropped some yeast off the top of the mild about 48 hours into active fermentation and just pitched them onto the second runnings from a strong Scotch ale last weekend. Gravity went from 1.038 to 1.013 after 4 days @66F, I will probably drink this beer after it flocs out. Great yeast if you like some yeast character in your brits, especially for open fermentations. Definite fruity esters, balanced profile (ie preserves hops and malt characters) and does leave some residual sweetness.
October 26, 2013
Great Hazy Yeast for Hoppy Wheats and N.E. IPA's
This is such a great yeast. Our brewery doesn't filter or centrifuge. We add biofine to clear the majority of yeast for consistency in kegs. This beer leaves a lovely haze for a New England IPA. The yeast flavor and fruit esters goes great with hops like Mosiac and Citra. This was our house yeast strain but was difficult for staples beers to fall out bright so we switched to WLP090 which floccs like a ton of bricks but doesn't provide as much flavor as 1318.
Test batching 1318 in a New England IPA
Test batching 1318 in a New England IPA
September 18, 2017
1 month ago
I've used this yeast a couple times now, and it's great for strong ales! Blowoff tube is a must with this one, if you use regular airlock you will almost certainly have a fermenter eruption! This stuff ferments fast with a nice light sweetness, I highly recommend for IPA or any other strong hoppy ales, I'm using it for the grapefruit pulpin kit right now and it's going great, so strong you don't have to use starter but I still did so I would ferment faster for St.Patricks day.
February 28, 2016
Versatile, fast-working, easy-to-use
I love this yeast. It works with traditional English ales of all types but is also great in hoppy American ales, especially those of the Northeastern variety, as its low flocculation keeps aromatic hop compounds in suspension. This makes for a cloudier beer, especially if you do a big dry-hop, but if you can learn to embrace the turbidity, you'll love it. It imparts a bit of fruity, English ester flavor, but it's subdued enough that it won't get in the way of other ingredients. It's also really fast; I can get a 1.05 OG fermented in three or four days with this yeast if I use a starter and pure O2, and a 1.07 OG beer fermented in less than a week. Finally, it's not a particularly temperamental yeast compared to Conan or some of the other options I might use in place of this. I would recommend keeping it in the mid to high 60s throughout fermentation.
January 5, 2016
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Is 1 pack enough to pitch a 1.065 OG with out making a starter?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Technically speaking yes, but you may find that the fermentation to be sluggish with a high FG. I always recommend a yeast starter, but if it's not possible I'd advise either pitching two Wyeast packs per 5 gallons, or choosing a yeast with a higher cell count for anything over a 1.050 OG.

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