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Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale


SKU# Y1728

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Ideally suited for Scottish-style ales, and high gravity ales of all types.

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Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale - Beer Yeast

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Ideally suited for Scottish-style ales, and high gravity ales of all types. Apparent attenuation: 69-73%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 55°-70° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleScottish Ale
Min Fermenting Temp55
Max Fermenting Temp70
Min Attenuation %69
Max Attenuation %73
4.7 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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This yeast is very active, watch for blowoffs!
I used this yeast for a wee heavy and an imperial stout. The wee heavy had a blow off and the starter bubbled out a bit on the stired plate. The imperial stout I used 2 stage stired starter and both times the top was blown off the starter while it was stiring. This yeast settles very quickly and I did not even have to refrigerate it for the yeast to settle.
March 18, 2018
good results,
didn't see as much multiplication of yeasts even using yeast starter. Expected more, but did eventually work well
March 6, 2017
1 year ago
Bottle carbonating
I bought another pack of the 1728 to bottle carbonate the Wee Heavy that was in the secondary for over two months. I didn't know if it was absolutely necessary to add yeast to the bottling bucket but since it was sitting for so long, I wanted to ensure the bottles carbonate. And the wee heavy is carbonated so all is well!
March 30, 2016
The weather was very cold when I order my supplies and the yeast was slushy/partially frozen. A quick chat online with the NB staff assured me that if not completely frozen it should be ok. After "smacking" I got normal results. Since I was making a scotch ale/wee heavy I made a 1L yeast starter. After 8hrs. on the stir plate I was a little underwhelmed so since I was making a high gravity beer I propagated a 2nd 1L starter. Due to a miscalculation by me the O.G. ended up higher than anticipated and the first 36 hrs in the fermenter were wild. I had used a blow off hose instead of a fermentation lock in anticipation but it nearly blew the lid off of the bucket. My wee heavy will probably be more in the barleywine realm and it is still in 2ndary so no taste report yet. But the lesson is slushy yeast is still viable.
February 17, 2016
Winter Spiced Scottish Ale - Wyeast 1728
The customer service was absolutely perfect with this order, and the Winter Spiced Scottish Ale was perfect. It was a fun and easy brew that turned out very well. Nicely balanced hint of holiday spice, so it is a very drinkable brew.
December 23, 2015
just packages in the fridge
just packages in the fridge for now
October 23, 2015
Great customer Service
I bought this pack for the bourbon porter. The day before brew day I smacked the pack and waited. After 24 hours the pack had not inflated, so I contacted NB. They immediately sent another pack, and it arrived in record time. I was able to brew that weekend still! Great support. The replacement pack inflated in 2 hours and the yeast performed great.
September 21, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Whenever shipping liquid yeast it is important to ensure the yeast can survive shipping. Consider contacting customer service for advice on ensuring healthy yeast or if your yeast did not survive.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Great fermenter
Will take FG under 1.010 easily. Handles high OG's easy.
March 3, 2015
Dependable yeast
Works like it is suppose to. The brew turned out great.
January 3, 2014
Excellent Yeast
I couldn't find this yeast locally so I ordered it from Northern Brewer and am very happy with the performance. I originally bought it for a Wee Heavy and decided to make a Brown (similar to Scottish 80/- but with US 2-row) as a yeast starter for my Wee Heavy. It fermented extremely clean and has an awesome smokey flavor with kettle to glass in 16 days using a keg to force carbonate. The Wee Heavy is going nuts in the carboy, yeast took off in less than 8 hours @ 57 degrees... Can't wait to see how it comes out in a few months.
January 2, 2014
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I accidentally popped the packet in this yeast about two weeks ago. It is now inflated. I plan on brewing the beer soon and I have kept it in the fridge ever since. Is this yeast still good to use to make the beer? Or should I buy another? thanks!
A shopper on Dec 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think a week or two would make a big difference but the yeast will be stressed and viability will be reduced a bit....probably depends more on the manufacture date on the package than it does on when you smacked it. I'd be more concerned with mfg date and the gravity of your wort. If below 1.046 or so I'd say you'll probably be ok; above that and you'll need a starter. I always use a starter with 1728 because 1728 makes tons of esters when it's stressed so, if you pitch that into a higher gravity wort prepare for some big stressed yeast character.

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