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Title: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 14, 2009, 03:08:09 PM
I've been working on approximating Sam Smith's Taddy Porter for the past few months and have had a difficult time nailing the yeast profile.  After some searching, I noticed that Wyeast has a seasonal strain called West Yorkshire (or something to that effect) that is possibly the Sam Smith's strain.  Unfortunately, it's not available right now.  Are there other yeasts that will get me in the ballpark?  Maybe Wyeast Ringwood?  London ESB?  Whitbread?  At this point, I'm not terribly interested in making a perfect clone of the Taddy Porter.  I'd be happy with something relatively close.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: denny on December 14, 2009, 04:31:11 PM
I _think_ that yeast is one that Wyeast is going to release full time after the first of the year.  You could email Brian Perkey (brian@wyeastlab,com) and ask him.
Title: Re: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 14, 2009, 04:56:11 PM
I _think_ that yeast is one that Wyeast is going to release full time after the first of the year.  You could email Brian Perkey (brian@wyeastlab,com) and ask him.

Thanks, Denny.  Will do.
Title: Re: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 15, 2009, 12:07:29 AM
The West Yorhsire is the Timothy Taylor yeast, WY-1469 .  That is a really good yeast!

I think they had a VSS Yorkshire Square yeast, and as San Smiths uses the stone squares, that may be it.
Title: Re: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 15, 2009, 12:09:19 AM
The West Yorhsire is the Timothy Taylor yeast, WY-1469 .  That is a really good yeast!

I think they had a VSS Yorkshire Square yeast, and as San Smiths uses the stone squares, that may be it.

Ah, ok.  Thanks for the info!  I bet the Timothy Taylor yeast would be reasonably close, but would probably throw off a bit more diacetyl.
Title: Re: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: ted on December 15, 2009, 02:07:40 AM
I think it's White Labs that has the Yorkshire Square strain:

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* WLP037 Yorkshire Square Ale Yeast
PLATINUM STRAIN – September/October
This yeast produces a beer that is malty, but well-balanced. Expect flavors that are toasty with malt-driven esters. Highly flocculent and good choice for English pale ales, English brown ales, and mild ales.
Title: Re: Taddy Porter Yeast?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 15, 2009, 02:11:56 AM
You are correct!