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Wyeast 1968 London ESB Ale

Wyeast 1968 London ESB Ale

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A very good cask conditioned ale strain, this extremely flocculant yeast produces distinctly malty beers. Attenuation levels are typically less than most other yeast strains which results in a slightly sweeter finish. Ales produced with this strain tend to be fruity, increasingly so with higher fermentation temperatures of 70-74°F (21-23° C). A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete. Bright beers are easily achieved within days without any filtration.

Flocculation: Very High
Attenuation: 67-71%
Temperature Range: 64-72F, 18-22C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

English Barleywine
English IPA
Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
Fruit Beer
Old Ale
Southern English Brown
Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Standard/Ordinary Bitter
Wood-Aged Beer

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

Item # WY1968
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.19 LBS
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for an ESB Recipe
Jeremy Skocy on Jan 4, 2020
match for the recipe
Joe S on Dec 19, 2019
for an ESB Recipe
Jeremy Skocy on Jan 4, 2020
clean, fast fermentations of bitters
Bryant B on Dec 28, 2019
match for the recipe
Joe S on Dec 19, 2019
bryce k c on Dec 13, 2019
Its what the Brewer Uses for the original Beer
Joe B on Dec 3, 2019
No time for starter
Lauren W on Nov 25, 2019
I have used this brand and specific yeast before
Tim C on Nov 19, 2019
Great for ales
Jerry S on Nov 1, 2019
recommended with Malty brown ale.
Thomas K on Oct 18, 2019
Had used it before, makes a good brew
Scott C on Oct 4, 2019
Best for the recipe
Doug M on Sep 16, 2019
best for bitters! big pitch finishes quick and clean.
Bryant B on Sep 13, 2019
making beer
David B on Sep 6, 2019
Michael C on Jun 24, 2019
cause i need to make beer
Valued C on May 15, 2019
One of my favorite strains
John H on Mar 15, 2019
Because I love it!
Thomas C on Feb 15, 2019
Why not?
Russell L on Feb 14, 2019
Liquid yeast rocks!
John A K on Feb 11, 2019
Comparing yeast to the other similar one being purchased today
Tim H on Jan 24, 2019
Heard it made good ales
Charles C on Jan 16, 2019
Recipe for Irish Stout and a Porter
Bryan M on Dec 17, 2018
recommended strain with California availability.
Christopher M H on Nov 24, 2018
Bryan C on Nov 17, 2018
it's a great yeast, great flocculation
Randy S on Nov 17, 2018
Can't have beer without yeast. I'm comfortable with dry yeast.
Jarrod F on Oct 29, 2018
I like it!
Eric G on Oct 20, 2018
Recipe suggestion
Russell B on Oct 18, 2018
Try this yeast in any English or American style ale.
Kevin O on Oct 17, 2018
Recommended with the Oatmeal Stout.
Kevin W on Oct 10, 2018
Eduardo on Oct 6, 2018
Ron on Sep 17, 2018
Can't Make a good London Porter without it!
Josh E on Sep 14, 2018
For an ESB
Mike L on Aug 17, 2018
Excellent yeast for all English style beers
J on Aug 8, 2018
used it before with success
Curtis B on Jul 30, 2018
Because it's good?
Valued C on Jul 18, 2018
To use for a Stone IPA clone
Joseph Kamenar on Jul 14, 2018
Always happy with with my ESBs when I use this product.
Paul N J on Jul 4, 2018
brewing a blonde ale
shaun d on Jul 2, 2018
British Pale
DANIEL C on Jun 26, 2018
My goto favorite yeast!
Ronald L on Jun 5, 2018
Good basic Fuller's varietal yeast to as my first English yeast in my yeast bank
Graham S on May 19, 2018
awesome with an Irish Heavy
Shawn M on May 18, 2018
Benjamin C on May 14, 2018
I like the Wyeast liquid yeasts.
D A on Apr 3, 2018
Was recommended for maple sap beer
Dylan B on Mar 20, 2018
Old reliable. Ordering again
Rod Rheaume on Mar 16, 2018
Because this is my favorite yeast brand so far and worked out great last time I used it
Scott C on Mar 9, 2018
interesting combo with the Nut brown ale.
Dominick V on Feb 27, 2018
clean, fast fermentations of bitters
Bryant B on Dec 28, 2019
bryce k c on Dec 13, 2019

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C’mon man... this yeast is awesome.. great esters at 68F.. this is the standard.... if you can’t make good beer with this yeast , you don’t know how to brew
April 5, 2019
10 months ago
The best ale yeast ever, hands down.
April 3, 2019
1 year ago
Great for my ales
Love this yeast great flavor and rips through in 3-4 days for me at room temperatures
February 22, 2019
1 year ago
Versitile. A favorite!
I use this for all styles except Belgian. IPA killer yeast. Attenuated as expected(slightly higher FG) but it adds depth. Something I always want around. I've had this yeast stall around 1.020 but then finish after warm up. Floculates like no other!
November 7, 2018
1 year ago
Perfect ESB Yeast
Beautiful ESB! Drink Up!
October 12, 2018
1 year ago
nervous about the entire batch...
The pouch did not swell up well after smacking even after 24 hours... bad yeast?.. and no noticeable activity on the fermentation... it's been almost a week... I know it is normal for lager brews... not for this kind though... I actually added some London ESB Ale Yeast to see if that will change anything, still no 'bubbling'...
August 25, 2018
1 year ago
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September 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Good yeast
This is probably my favorite ale yeast. I t attenuated well, floculates cleanly and just plain makes good beer.
March 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
Worked perfectly used it in a Maple pecan Porter
March 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
We have used this yeast a few times with great results.
February 22, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great For English Beers
This is an excellent yeast for English Ales. I use it all the time in English Bitters and Porters and also in Pumpkin Beer and other styles, that I want the malt to come through and have some English style esters and flavor incorporated in the final product. The yeast will leave a residual fruitiness and or tartness to the beer and has a unique yeasty ester to it. This yeast also will finish fast and ferment very quickly and then drop out in clumps in the bottom of the fermenter, leaving very clear beer. Reported to be the yeast strain used in the famous Fullers Brewery.
February 1, 2018
over 2 years ago