Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

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RichieSaps

Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by RichieSaps » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:31 pm

Guys,

Can anyone suggest a better yeast to use with this kit

Thanks

Richie

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by twentyfootwilf » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:19 am

I've always had good results with either Nottingham or Gervin English ale yeast. The Gervin is sold at Willis for about £1.50

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by Monkeybrew » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:51 pm

RichieSaps wrote:Guys,

Can anyone suggest a better yeast to use with this kit

Thanks

Richie
Have you had issues with the kit yeast?

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by mozza » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:45 am

I wouldn't use notty. Try Windsor. Tbh the kit yeast works really well
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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by davew » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:58 pm

I always use safe ale so4 ferments well and clears down nicely
Fermenting: Wilkos Cider
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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by SquireKnott » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:10 pm

davew wrote:I always use safe ale so4 ferments well and clears down nicely
Do you use this for everything? I.e. Instead of the provided kit yeast?

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by davew » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:44 pm

SquireKnott wrote:
davew wrote:I always use safe ale so4 ferments well and clears down nicely
Do you use this for everything? I.e. Instead of the provided kit yeast?
Yes I do tend to use instead of the kit yeast but I normally do double batches and like to be safe.
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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by stan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:19 pm

just bought a werry kit and you now get 2 packs of 6g yeast with the kit mine started @1040 and is down to 1011 after 6 days

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by sandimas » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 pm

stan wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:19 pm
just bought a werry kit and you now get 2 packs of 6g yeast with the kit
Yes they finally responded to what the homebrewing community had been telling them for years and added a 2nd packet of yeast into the Wherry kits to bring it up to the usual 11/12g of yeast required for a 40 pint kit.

Wonder if they've done this across the range? As small packets of yeast and resultant stuck brews were common across much of the Muntons range of kits (except Cwtch, which does come with 2 packets of yeast)
http://www.muntonshomebrew.com/other-pr ... brew-kits/

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by brewjohn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:18 pm

Are the 2 packets the same old yeast or a new strain ? I noticed yesterday in Wilko's Preston that Wherry was £17 !

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Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

Post by sandimas » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:39 pm

The packets seem like "the same old yeast" but it's a good strain, never had a problem with it provided you use enough of it - 6g for 23L was insufficient.

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