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Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale


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Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale is one of the classic ale strains from the Northwest U.S. Breweries. Produces a malty and mildly fruity ale with good depth and complexity.


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Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale - Beer Yeast

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One of the classic ale strains from the Northwest U.S. Breweries. Produces a malty and mildly fruity ale with good depth and complexity. Apparent attenuation: 67-71%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 65°-75° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleAmerican Ale
Min Fermenting Temp65
Max Fermenting Temp75
Min Attenuation %67
Max Attenuation %71
4.5 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Product is great...difficulty with fulfillment
The smack pack is a great idea and produced an excellent end product. Ultimately, the only issue was getting it on time and paying extra for shipping, which ultimately proved fruitless. I put this more on UPS and the snowstorm that hit on my expected delivery date, but I appreciate when the word 'guaranteed' has a guarantee associated with this. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I can state that Northern Brewer offers the best products on the market for homebrewers trying to get started. The yeast pack was a better price than any competitor could offer and the breadth of product options available meant that I could make basically any beer that my imagination could brew!
March 3, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Hi Ethan,

Thanks for filling out a review. I'm sorry that your shipment was delayed. We had shipped it out on time, but weather prevented it from being delivered for a couple days. We do our best to take care of our customers and we stand behind our product. Because of this, I have sent you a gift card to cover the shipping charges. I apologize for any inconvenience.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Beware the Krausen
This yeast ferments fairly clean and quickly, but the krausen has yet to fall. Four weeks out, no more bubbling, and final gravity achieved; this yeast is still floating in a bubbly mess on the surface. Hopefully chilling will help it settle before kegging. The uncarbonated beer tastes great otherwise, but I may avoid this strain in the future due to the unending krausen.
December 19, 2015
Great PNW style yeast
Very fast and floculent fermentation that gives any pale ale or IPA a distinct Seattle/Portland twist.
November 6, 2015
Great For All English Styles
Hale's Ales is one if my favorite local breweries and this is their yeast. This Seattle brewery was inspired by traditional English methods and adopted yeast from a traditional English brewery, Gale's. I have used this with a friend to brew his first partial extract beer, a black IPA, and on my own with an All-Grain IPA. Both utilized Chinook and Citra hops and they shine. I did not utilize a starter in either case and the yeast began to visibly get to work in mere hours. Recommended for all English styles, or the west coast American styles they inspired.
February 8, 2015
Worked great for my Brown Ale
I used this when I brewed a batch of Caribou Slobber. I didn't use a starter but it began very quickly and the flavor has been outstanding.
January 14, 2014
Great Yeast
I used this yeast in a batch of Caribou Slobber. I used the smack pack and didn't see the need for a starter and the yeast took off in a vigorous fermentation.
January 7, 2014
I use this in my brown ale. It produces a more malty flavor than others. I will definitely use it again.
December 30, 2013
Even and steady
This is one even, steady going yeast. Conservative without the wild crazy blow over that some yeasts produce. Verdict is still out on flavor profile ...
December 9, 2013
Great yeast for darker ales.
I use this yeast in all of my brown ales, and stouts. Produces nice malty flavors. Tried a few others, but I like this one the best.
November 8, 2013
Ale yeast
Fast fermenter. Good taste Used for a stout and ipa
October 29, 2013
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I purchased this originally to use with my Caribou Slobber kit and ended up going with a different yeast. Since I still have this pack, what other Northern Brewer beers would you recommend I try with this yeast? I was thinking about an IPA.
H A on Jan 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Ethan,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Realistically, that yeast strain would be great in any pale ale, extra special bitter, IPA etc... It would also go quite well with the Nut brown ale, or the honey brown ale. I hope that this helps, have a great day!
Hi I bought carribou slobber kit 4 months back, since then I have kept this year in fridge, is it ok to use it now , will it give equivalent benefits as it would have 4 months back ?
G A on Dec 5, 2015

Yes, it should still be fresh enough. It may have staled a bit, but it should be brew-ready! One key to long-term storage is to keep the yeast in the fridge. That's really the most important thing.


I am making an all grain IPA, the gravity after boil was 1.06, I did make an 7 gallon batch, it started right away with huge krousen, the primary has taken 12 days and still looks very yeasty, it is at 69* how much longer to finish this or do I need another yeast to finish this?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You should check the specific gravity and look for a consistent reading over the course of 2 or 3 days. Then you know the beer is no longer fermenting.
Looking to brew a Black IPA recipe I came across. It calls for TWO packs of this yeast. I've never used two packs of yeast before. Is this common?
Beer Specs (maybe this is why)
Estimated O.G. = 1.066
Estimated F.G. = 1.015
Estimated ABV = 6.7%
Estimated bitterness = 60 IBUs

Thx, JDG
F L on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That would not be unusual, with a beer recipe starting at that gravity. Most yeasts can handle up to around 1.065, this is of course right on the edge of requiring more yeast to best ferment the beer. If you used a single Wyeast, you'd at least want to make a yeast starter a few days in advance, that would build up the yeast numbers and it would be able to do a fermentation like this with no problem. But using two is a good idea in very-high gravity brews, having more yeast in there will produce better results. -Mike W, Northern Brewer

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