British/English Ale Yeast Comparison
Which English Yeast ?
So, you're planning to make yourself a British style ale - ESB, Mild, Bitter, British Pale, something like that. You've added
some nice European malt, maybe some E.K. Goldings, whatever. Now, which yeast do you use?
Well, behold, there are a lot of popular choices available to you with a wide range expected Attenuations and Ideal fermentation temperatures. Good thing for you, you can use the chart below to pick the right one for your beer.
If you were planning maybe a slightly sweet Northern English Brown ale where you'd like to leave some sweetness, you might pick a less attenuative strain like White Labs WLP002. If you were looking for a yeast that can ferment well in your cool basement - try the Wyeast London Ale or Fermentis S-04 - both have lower end recommended fermentation temperatures around 60 degrees.
|White Labs||WLP002||English Ale||63-70||Very High||65-68|
|White Labs||WLP005||British Ale||67-74||High||65-70|
|White Labs||WLP006||Bedford British Ale||72-80||High||65-70|
|White Labs||WLP007||Dry English Ale||70-80||Medium to High||65-70|
|White Labs||WLP013||London Ale||65-70||Medium||66-71|
|White Labs||WLP017||Whitbread Ale||67-73||High||66-70|
|White Labs||WLP022||Essex Ale||71-76||Medium to High||66-70|
|White Labs||WLP023||Burton Ale||69-75||Medium||68-73|
|White Labs||WLP025||Southwood Ale||68-75||Medium||66-69|
|White Labs||WLP026||Premium Bitter Ale||70-75||Medium||67-70|
|Wyeast||1275||Thames Valley Ale||72-76||Medium||62-72|
|Wyeast||1318||London Ale III||71-75||High||64-74|
|Wyeast||1335||British Ale II||73-76||High||63-75|