Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

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Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Lanky94 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 00:41

Hello all.

I am looking at brewing the Fullers ESB from Graham Wheeler's book. Can some recommend a suitable yeast?

Thanks

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby wezzel » Thu Aug 11, 2016 05:54

There is a Fullers strain of yeast available. Either WY1968 (Wyeast) or WLP002 (White labs). It's a great yeast. Floculates well and packs down to a nice firm sediment.

Not sure about a dry equivalent though.


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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Kyle_T » Thu Aug 11, 2016 07:39

If you are in to slants then Brewlabs will be able to help you out. I'm sure there is a dry yeast of Fullers too.

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Goulders » Thu Aug 11, 2016 08:11

Kyle_T wrote:If you are in to slants then Brewlabs will be able to help you out. I'm sure there is a dry yeast of Fullers too.

There is no dry yeast equivalent. Brewlabs slant is TV3
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby kohoutec » Mon Sep 26, 2016 18:53

There is now this as a dry alternative although apparently not over here yet?

http://www.danstaryeast.com/company/products/london-esb
Sounds promising
[Edit] it is here! http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.ph ... uctId=1939
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Dennis King » Mon Sep 26, 2016 19:38

kohoutec wrote:There is now this as a dry alternative although apparently not over here yet?

http://www.danstaryeast.com/company/products/london-esb
Sounds promising


Now available from the maltmiller
WLP002 is not just reputed to be the Fullers yeast I personally find it the best yeast to work with. Clears quick, only ever use cooper finings, drops like a stone and compacts nicely in barrel or bottle.
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Springer » Mon Sep 26, 2016 19:50

Dennis King wrote:WLP002 is not just reputed to be the Fullers yeast I personally find it the best yeast to work with. Clears quick, only ever use cooper finings, drops like a stone and compacts nicely in barrel or bottle.

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby robwalker » Mon Sep 26, 2016 20:02

Might try that commercially soon so if I do I'll give you all my feedback. Was gonna go for Windsor but apparently doesn't clear!
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Good Ed » Mon Sep 26, 2016 21:14

robwalker wrote:Was gonna go for Windsor but apparently doesn't clear!


Also in my experience, it chugs away for a while, never seeming to finish.

Handy that Rob now stocks the ESB yeast, I'll get some on my next order as a standby.

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby kohoutec » Mon Oct 17, 2016 22:06

I pitched a rehydrated packet of this into a 1060 porter last night at around 8pm, and it was already going great guns at 7.30am today... so a promising start
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby rats_eyes » Mon Oct 17, 2016 22:39

I currently have a pressure barrel full of this precise beer, brewed using the graham wheeler recipe and WLP002. I think it's worked perfectly, tastes great and very similar to the original beer. I have brewed it before using s-04, the wlp002 is a world apart.
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Rolfster » Thu Nov 03, 2016 20:20

kohoutec wrote:I pitched a rehydrated packet of this into a 1060 porter last night at around 8pm, and it was already going great guns at 7.30am today... so a promising start


How is the yeast going?
Have a couple of packets and am wanting to brew something with it, just wondering how it's performing.
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby kohoutec » Thu Nov 03, 2016 23:16

Rolfster wrote:
kohoutec wrote:I pitched a rehydrated packet of this into a 1060 porter last night at around 8pm, and it was already going great guns at 7.30am today... so a promising start


How is the yeast going?
Have a couple of packets and am wanting to brew something with it, just wondering how it's performing.

It finished at 1020 which seems a little high to me... There again it was in a very full bodied porter/stout so I guess that might be OK, never done one before so it's all new territory for me :)

I have another packet to use so next brew is going to be a simple SMaSH, hopefully it will perform a bit better in that...someone over at Jim's got it down to 1012 so it's probably just me!

The samples tasted fine though... Bottling at the weekend
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Bad 'Ed » Fri Nov 04, 2016 01:18

1020 does seem too high, have you tried rousing it or keeping a sample of it at high temps to see whether it finishes?

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby kohoutec » Fri Nov 04, 2016 22:03

Bad 'Ed wrote:1020 does seem too high, have you tried rousing it or keeping a sample of it at high temps to see whether it finishes?

Both. Roused and raised to 21 degrees for 3 days but it wasn't budging
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Dennis King » Fri Nov 04, 2016 22:43

WLP002 goes down to 1012 with ease.
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Jeltz » Sat Nov 05, 2016 14:36

Have heard suggestions that Danstar London ESB is Fullers. I have a couple of sachets to try but haven't yet.

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Rolfster » Sat Nov 05, 2016 14:37

Jeltz wrote:Have heard suggestions that Danstar London ESB is Fullers. I have a couple of sachets to try but haven't yet.


So I brewed with the dry esb yeast. It went off quite quickly, but seems to have stalled at 1.020. Was kept at 20 degrees, the raised to 21. When I checked it I gave it a stir and then raised it some more!
Will report back.

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Jeltz » Sat Nov 05, 2016 14:51

Some reports that it finishes high, I shall probably mash at the lower end of the scale when I brew with it

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Dennis King » Sat Nov 05, 2016 21:14

Over on Jim's someone contacted the head brewer at Fuller's this was the reply.

Hi Tom

No it is not Fullers yeast but it is a good approximation of and makes a good ESB. We would not release Fullers yeast to the dried yeast market so I worked with them visiting their plants in Montreal and Vienna to come up with this yeast. I was very happy to endorse it as the beer was very good

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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby rlemkin » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:21

Lots of feedback on it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=588922

Looks like it's actually an old dry strain they released years back and then stopped selling.
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Re: Fullers ESB ( GW) Yeast type

Postby Rolfster » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:05

rlemkin wrote:Lots of feedback on it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=588922

Looks like it's actually an old dry strain they released years back and then stopped selling.


Thank you for this link. It confirmed my experience!
Mine fv is currently at 1.021 and not budging despite temperature raises and stiring.

I'm going to repitch some us05 (if I've got some!) to get it down a few more points before bottling.
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