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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2004 * February 18, 2004 * Fermentation kinetics of WYeast 1318 < Previous Next >

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Brett Pellock (
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 03:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


I am looking for other people's experiences with 1318.

I brewed an EPA on 1/11/04 (O.G. 1.049). I pitched a one quart starter of 1318. It seemed to have completed most of the fermentation after a couple of days, and the yeast settled out except for a thick foamy layer of yeast on top. The yeast on top finally dropped about a week ago, but the beer is now very cloudy. It may be settling out now, though. There as been regular, substantial airlock activity after the initial fermentation.

Does 1318 usually behave like this? In my setup, most ale yeasts finish much faster than this...


Bill Pierce (
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wyeast 1318 is a relatively flocculent strain. It takes a while for the kraeusen to drop but the beer should be very clear by the time it is bottled or kegged. I am fond of this yeast; it gives a very nice soft fruity quality to lightly hopped beers.

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