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Offline Steve L

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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?e
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 07:15:41 pm »
Thanks for all the great advice! I may have to do several comparison batches.
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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2015, 07:06:54 am »
I just drank the first wee heavy of a batch last night. I used 1728 not marris otter. Its hard to imagine it better but I would like to try the golden promise. What does it bring compared to mo?
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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2015, 08:01:25 am »
I just drank the first wee heavy of a batch last night. I used 1728 not marris otter. Its hard to imagine it better but I would like to try the golden promise. What does it bring compared to mo?
In my opinion it depends on the maltster. I used GW pale 2R my first Scottish then switched to simpsons golden promise. Its not an enormous difference but to me it brings a more authentic maltiness you might expect from a british beer. GP compared to MO is very very subtle and I'm not certain I could tell which beer was which, all other things being equal. Raw malt tasting, to me MO and GP are the same with GP having slightly more flavor. But that could come from chewing one more than the other...
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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2020, 09:55:41 am »
Any thoughts about using Nottingham for Wee Heavy?

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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2020, 11:09:00 am »
Any thoughts about using Nottingham for Wee Heavy?

Should be yummy.

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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2020, 03:18:39 pm »
Any thoughts about using Nottingham for Wee Heavy?

Personally I find Notty kinda tart.  I'd go for BRY97 or even S189.
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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2020, 03:25:26 pm »
Any thoughts about using Nottingham for Wee Heavy?

Personally I find Notty kinda tart.  I'd go for BRY97 or even S189.

I find BRY-97 overly bready.  S-189 is awesome though.
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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 03:45:53 pm »
S-189 at the 55F temperature will work great and let the malt shine through.  It supposedly was the Hurliman yeast used on Samiclaus, so it should easily handle the alcohol level of the stiffest Wee Heavy.

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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 05:03:11 pm »
Am i the only one that prefers the White Labs Scottish ale yeast over other labs scottish ale yeast? To me, White labs has so much more oaky complexity. The wyeast and imperial scottish strains tasted bland to me.

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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2020, 07:31:01 am »
Thanks everyone. I do have some BRY-97. Never used the S-189. Might be time to give it a try.

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Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2020, 08:06:22 am »
I also have Diamond Lager yeast on hand.