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Wyeast 1768 - mother of a floccer
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:43:24 AM »
I have used wyeast  1768 on a few special bitters recently with great results.  On the second repitched cake, the consistency was like dough or soft clay and it came out very cleanly when I swirled the bucket.  I have never had a yeast floc so tightly.  I repitched it and it is working away this morning, so this is looking like it may become a house yeast for my bitters....
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Re: Wyeast 1768 - mother of a floccer
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 02:55:01 PM »
I'm thinking you mean 1968 London ESB?  If so then yes, it packs down solid and drops very bright.  I use it alot.  One thing to note that if it gets too cool < 60F late in fermentation it will completely floc out and leave your beer up to 10 gravity points underattenuated or about 55% apparent attenuation vs. mid 60% AA.  This happened 2 weeks ago with my last ESB.  If that happens rouse the yeast (I stir mine back in suspension) and you will get to the mid to high 60's for attenuation.
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Re: Wyeast 1768 - mother of a floccer
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 03:37:09 AM »
This is the yeast:

Wyeast 1768 PC English Special Bitter

A great yeast for malt predominate ales. Produces light fruit and ethanol aromas along with soft, nutty flavors. Exhibits a mild malt profile with a neutral finish. Bright beers are easily achieved without any filtration. It is similar to our 1968 London ESB Ale but slightly less flocculent.

Attenuation                 78-72%   
Alc. Tolerance            9%
Flocculation                high   
Temperature Range   64-72°F (18-22°C)

All that they say is true.  I held it at 66F for 3weeks and it fully attenuated.  Then moved it to a cold garage and it was like soft clay coming out on the cake.  If you can get a hold of some, give it a try.
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Re: Wyeast 1768 - mother of a floccer
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 09:31:43 AM »
I might try that sometime. Mrmalty says it is the Young's yeast, and I always liked those beers in London. Often you could get a little sulfur on the nose, maybe from the yeast, maybe from the water.
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Re: Wyeast 1768 - mother of a floccer
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 09:58:34 AM »
I'll watch for the sulphur, as I am bringing 1 keg of lager and a few growlers to my sister's Christmas Eve dinner this afternoon.  Over 20 people to serve and my brother in law asked me to serve homebrew!

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