Best yeast for barely wine??

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Best yeast for barely wine??

Post by JanaD » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:08 pm

Looking for advice/suggestions of best yeast to use in a barley wine. Thanks!

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Re: Best yeast for barely wine??

Post by amartin » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:43 pm

That’s sort of an open question, are you going for English, American? Most ale yeasts would be fine if it had the flavour and attenuation characteristics you want. Whatever you go with, make sure you use a lot, and give it time to finish.


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Post by KB1138 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:25 am

Any English or American ale yeast should be fine, depending on what you're looking for. Just make sure you're pitching enough to do the job. http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html use this to help get the pitching rates right
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Re: Best yeast for barely wine??

Post by wcturnedec » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:57 pm

Make a session beer (sub 1.045 OG) as a starter then use that yeast cake for your Barley Wine, this should give you plenty of yeast. This all assumes you are doing 5 gallon batches.
And others stated, an American or British yeast strain will be fine for a BW.


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Re: Best yeast for barely wine??

Post by GCR » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:43 pm

I'm gonna make one using Voss Kveik early in the new year. Should be interesting...

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Re: Best yeast for barely wine??

Post by Juniper Hill » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:05 pm

I did an american barley wine with US05. Made a starter and added 2 packets of yeast. Pitched a few days later. The yeast chewed thru the high gravity wort without any complaints.

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