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Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast

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Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast

SKU: Y1056

Activate this Wyeast packet and in just 4-5 hours it will be ready to pitch. Ferments batches quickly. Very popular ale strain also known as the "Chico Strain".

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Activate this Wyeast packet and in just 4-5 hours it will be ready to pitch. Ferments batches quickly. Very popular ale strain also known as the "Chico Strain". A definite step-up from dry yeast, this worthy investment creates a full flavor profile and allows the malt and hop character to dominate for a variety of beer styles.

  • Pure pitchable yeast for brewing
  • 100 billion yeast cells
  • For use with 5-gallon wort
  • Crisp flavor with low fruitness and mild ester production
  • Slightly citrus like with cool (60-66F, 15-19C) fermentation temperatures
  • Flocculation improves with dark malts in grain bill
  • Normally requires filtration for bright beers
  • DE or pad filtration recommended

Styles: Amber, Brown, APA, IPA, IIPA, Barleywine, RIS

Keep refrigerated. Do not freeze.
Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 60-72F, 15-22C
Attenuation (%) 73-77%
Flocculation Low-Medium
Alcohol Tolerance (%) 10% ABV
Profile Ale

4.4 / 5.0
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Maybe Ok
Probably a good product but when I got it the pouch was already activated. I tried contacting Midwest by text and they never got back to me. I pitched it anyway and I think it will turn out alright I’m just disappointed with the customer service I didn’t get.
July 17, 2019
1 month ago
I had never used liquid yeast before. Chill pack was melted when it arrived. Not sure I would select it again during warm months.
May 30, 2019
3 months ago
It's my go-to yeast
I have made about 20 batches of extract based beer using this yeast. Super consistent, quick starting, and the final bottled beer is consistently crystal clear with minimal sediment.

I compared two batches, one with California lager yeast 2112, the second with this ale yeast. The recipes were the same. The lager yeast was much slower to kick off, and had me concerned. Final product was indistinguishable.
December 28, 2018
9 months ago
American Summer Brown
active flocculation in a short time, nice consistent fermentation all the way to completion, bottling sample had clean flavor in lightly hopped, 1.5 oz total glacier/cascade recipe, but allows limited hops to fully express themselves, highly recommended for simpler recipes, could have bottled this light brown ale in 10 days, bottled at 15 days, waiting on the final product.
April 10, 2018
1 year ago
One of the fastest fermentation starts I've ever experienced!
I bought two packets for a ten gallon Pliny the Elder clone and they arrived in two days to my home in Maryland. Unfortunately, I didn't activate these packs in the beginning of the day, but gave them maybe twenty minutes before pitching. My airlock was slowly starting to bubble four hours later! The yeast fermented super clean and steady, and it was done in a little over a week. This was probably the freshest yeast I've ever used, and I don't think I could have had better results with a big starter grown on a stir plate, which is pretty amazing to me.
June 22, 2017
over 2 years ago
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