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British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:07:12 PM »
I am thinking about using Windsor, Mangrove Jack Burton Ale M79 (I don't see it on their website. Is it still made?), or possibly Danstar London ESB.

I don't brew anything English inspired so am looking for something with some character but will likely ferment pretty cool to avoid too many fruity esters.

After reading some of the thread below, Windsor seems like a good option. Any recommendations on dry English yeasts other than S-04?

For the recipe, I am thinking something simple, light colored, and am open to any suggestions. Probably going for something similar to a British Golden ale with less hop character...
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 05:09:34 PM »
Nottingham

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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 05:11:17 PM »
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I should have excluded that along with S-04. By buddy uses Notty a lot and is too clean for what I am going for in this beer...
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 05:13:16 PM »
I prefer Burton ale.  Since you're trying to ferment cool for less fruity flavors.  I assumed Nottingham being clean would be a good thing.

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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 05:16:31 PM »
I prefer Burton ale, trying to ferment cool for less fruity flavors.  I assumed Nottingham being clean would be a good thing.

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I am sure Notty would be good but I am hoping for something kind of middle of the road and something I am not familiar with. For my purposes, I would use Notty more for an American Blonde.
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 05:18:00 PM »
Have you tried a Burton ale yeast before? WLP023 or 1318? I think the wyeast equivalent is 1318.

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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 05:18:49 PM »
Have you tried a Burton ale yeast before? WLP023 or 1318? I think the wyeast equivalent is 1318.

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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 05:20:10 PM »
I think you'd be pleased.

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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 05:28:22 PM »
I think WY1275 (Thames Valley) would work well, too. It's a nice strain.
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 05:36:10 PM »
Have you tried a Burton ale yeast before? WLP023 or 1318? I think the wyeast equivalent is 1318.

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I have not!

WY1318 is London Ale III, supposedly  a Boddington's strain (odd given the name).
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 05:40:23 PM »
Well Jon the mrmalty.com puts Burton ale and thames valley as equals...  either strain should get you what you're looking for.  What hops are you thinking?

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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 05:41:44 PM »
I am thinking about using Windsor, Mangrove Jack Burton Ale M79 (I don't see it on their website. Is it still made?), or possibly Danstar London ESB.
The M79 Burton is listed on Williams https://www.williamsbrewing.com/MANGROVE-JACKS-M79-BURTON-UNION-P3375.aspx
I haven't used it in a blonde but the description says suitable for golden ale.  It makes a tasty bitters.
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 05:44:29 PM »
Well Jon the mrmalty.com puts Burton ale and thames valley as equals...  either strain should get you what you're looking for.  What hops are you thinking?


Yeah, IIRC 1275 is the Brakspear strain. A very good brewery, good yeast.
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 05:48:27 PM »
I am thinking about using Windsor, Mangrove Jack Burton Ale M79 (I don't see it on their website. Is it still made?), or possibly Danstar London ESB.
The M79 Burton is listed on Williams https://www.williamsbrewing.com/MANGROVE-JACKS-M79-BURTON-UNION-P3375.aspx
I haven't used it in a blonde but the description says suitable for golden ale.  It makes a tasty bitters.

Yeah I see it at YVH as well however I don't see it on the MJ website. Made me wonder if they have stopped making it...
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Re: British Blonde - dry yeast recommendation
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 05:49:53 PM »
Well Jon the mrmalty.com puts Burton ale and thames valley as equals...  either strain should get you what you're looking for.  What hops are you thinking?

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Well I was thinking EKG all the way through for about 25 IBU but I may go with Palisade instead as it gives a pretty English character in my opinion.
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