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jrdatta

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2017, 03:37:57 PM »
My favorite one that I have used for English Mild has been Omega Yeast Lab's British Ale VIII. It took my 1.036 wort down to 1.012, dropped brilliantly clear very quickly, and really let the malt flavors shine.

http://www.omegayeast.com/portfolio/british-ale-viii/

The Fullers strain huh?  I have tried it a couple times (wlp002 and 1968 not the omega version) in dark milds and don't like the results. The ester profile to my tastes don't mix nicely with what I am usually shooting for with a mild. But hey, to each their own.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2017, 05:39:59 PM »
Evidently that's also 1968. I'm not a fan, it ferments and flocs well, but I second the "estery in the wrong ways" thing. (Though I find it very clean for a British yeast.)
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 01:48:15 AM »
A local pro Brewer who is also known as a very well respected home brewer gave me a great bit of advice. Fruity for pale milds and go for dry on dark milds.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 01:48:33 PM »
A local pro Brewer who is also known as a very well respected home brewer gave me a great bit of advice. Fruity for pale milds and go for dry on dark milds.

Fruity and dry are on two different scales of yeast evaluation and not really comparable to each other, but point taken.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 03:14:49 PM »
Personally, I shoot for fruity AND dry for any sub 4.5% ABV beer.  8)

That being said, I use sugar to dry things out, not yeast selection.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
I like to use wyeast 1968. I feel it accentuates the malt flavor, and it drops very clear in a short time.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2017, 05:20:36 PM »
I like to use wyeast 1968. I feel it accentuates the malt flavor, and it drops very clear in a short time.

Like I said earlier, to each their own but I am not a fan.  I use wlp002 in my bitters with a decent regularity but am not a fan of it in my milds.  Personal preference. But it definitely drops like a rock.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 12:49:40 AM »
Eh, I may be the odd man out, but I'm a big fan of Wyeast 1084 - Irish Ale.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 12:43:57 AM »
Eh, I may be the odd man out, but I'm a big fan of Wyeast 1084 - Irish Ale.

- Josh P

While I don't mind that yeast for dry stouts, I do believe there are better options.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: Favorite Yeast for Dark Mild?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 04:06:33 AM »
It's hard to beat Palmer's Elevenses with 1469.  I've done it twice, and I'll do it again!!