Wyeast 1318 London Ale III Yeast

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Wyeast 1318 London Ale III Yeast

Post by full malty » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:05 pm

Just smacked the pack of Wyeast 1318 London Ale III Yeast.

Allegedly from Young's brewery. Here's a description of it "From Traditional London Brewery with great malt and hop profile. True hop cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet".

I've never brewed with this yeast.

I hope to step it up at least once and brew with it on Sunday or Monday.

Not sure of the recipe.

Hoping to try a bit of 'water chemistry' with this brew.

Has any one else used this yeast... your thoughts please.

Thanks

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Post by Reg » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:15 pm

Not used this one FM, although I have come across a few things that purport to be "Youngs type" yeast. Will be very interested to hear the results.

If it's of any help to you, I have a "Youngs" recipe cooked up by Graham Wheeler and Roger Protz in their 1993 CAMRA book, "Brew your own Real Ale at Home". It suggests that it is the nearest approximation they could come to Youngs Special Bitter, a cask-condition Pale Ale.

Mash

4700g Pale Malt
150g Torrified Barley
50g Chocalte Malt

Copper

200g Maltose Syrup
38g Fuggles
32g Goldings
1 tsp Irish Moss
4g Goldings

(All hops are listed as start of boil, but I would imagine the remaining 4g are either for late addition or dry hopping - Hey Graham and Roger... you should've checked your text!!!)

The brewing methos was intended to be a single indusion mash with a mash temp of 66 degrees for 90 minutes. Their stock method seems to be a 12 litre liquor sparged into a 23 litre wort. Boil time 2 hours. They specify a final grevity of 1011 producing 4.7% and 32 EBU.

Helpful, I hope.

Reg.

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Post by Jim » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:07 am

I've made a brew with this yeast; it's just going in the barrel tonight. See http://www.forumforfree.com/forums/inde ... c=232&st=0 thread for the story and http://www.forumforfree.com/forums/inde ... wtopic=244 one for the recipe.

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Post by full malty » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:14 am

Very good. Thanks for the recipe Reg.

I haven't got any Goldings or Fuggles and I really adore these hops.

I've got Target, some Saaz, Hilary and Susan (the later are hedgerow hops which I'm experimenting with).

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Post by Reg » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:45 am

Hilary and Susan :D Are they sisters...? :D

I think Goldings and Fuggles should be quite easy to come by in one of those shrink wrap packets mail order.

The http://beersmith.com/Yeasts/Yeasts.htm list your 1318 as "Light, fruity flavor. Balanced flavor with hint of sweetness.", so aounds as if it could be very nice for Pale Ales. :)

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Post by full malty » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:47 pm

QUOTE (jim @ Aug 26 2005, 06:07 AM)I've made a brew with this yeast; it's just going in the barrel tonight. See http://www.forumforfree.com/forums/inde ... c=232&st=0 thread for the story and http://www.forumforfree.com/forums/inde ... wtopic=244 one for the recipe.
Is there a smiley for ultra embarrassment ? :ph34r: I actually read your posting Jim and replied to it... please forgive me.

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Post by Jim » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:22 pm

QUOTE (full malty @ Aug 26 2005, 03:47 PM) QUOTE (jim @ Aug 26 2005, 06:07 AM)I've made a brew with this yeast; it's just going in the barrel tonight. See http://www.forumforfree.com/forums/inde ... c=232&st=0 thread for the story and http://www.forumforfree.com/forums/inde ... wtopic=244 one for the recipe.
Is there a smiley for ultra embarrassment ? :ph34r: I actually read your posting Jim and replied to it... please forgive me.
I hope it's not alcohol induced amnesia! :D ;)

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Post by full malty » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:09 pm

QUOTE (jim @ Aug 26 2005, 03:22 PM)I hope it's not alcohol induced amnesia!  :D  ;)
Night-shift induced amnesia. :blink:

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Post by full malty » Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:38 pm

QUOTE (full malty @ Aug 25 2005, 08:05 PM) Just smacked the pack of Wyeast 1318 London Ale III Yeast.

Allegedly from Young's brewery. Here's a description of it "From Traditional London Brewery with great malt and hop profile. True hop cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet".

I've never brewed with this yeast.

I hope to step it up at least once and brew with it on Sunday or Monday.

Not sure of the recipe.

Hoping to try a bit of 'water chemistry' with this brew.

Has any one else used this yeast... your thoughts please.

Thanks
A little update on my two brews using Wyeast 1318 London III, if I may.

I have moved the 4 5 gallon fermentors into the house from the shed. They are all under airlock. There is around 20 gallons of beer there and the increase in heat seemed to have encouraged the yeast to finish.

The fermentation aspect of these two brews has been problematic for me but also interesting and a good learning experience.

The plan at this stage is to bottle the lot. Before bottling, I may use gelatin finings.

I am disappointed that I did not take a sample of the yeast from the smack-pack and store in sucrose solution for later re-use/re-culturing. Not the end of the world though!

Thanks

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Post by Jim » Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:07 pm

Thanks for that update, Darren, this yeast definitely likes the heat!

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