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NB Cream Ale Extract Kit---Yeast options?

Hey fellas, I have the NB Cream Ale extract kit. I have three different Yeasts. How do yo know which Ale yeast to use. I know that NB always suggest Wyeast since they sponsor NB. I just want to know how to pick an Ale yeast for an ale or any beer for that matter.

The yeasts I have on hand are the WL California Ale, Wyeast Beire De garde, and the Safal US-05 Ale Yeast. Which should I use and why?

Hmmm, I didn’t know WY sponsored NB?

WL California Ale or US-05 would be the options, they are about the same yeast strain. Just different suppliers.

The yeast manufactures have a list of styles each strain is appropriate for.

http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/homebrew_ ... #ALE_YEAST http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain.cfm

This page list the strains different breweries use and a cross reference from WL to WY.

http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm#WLP_vs_Wyeast

There are usually more than one strain option for a style. From there it is a personal choice on what the different yeast bring out in the beer. Malty/dry, fruity/clean…

[quote=“Nighthawk”]Hmmm, I didn’t know WY sponsored NB?

WL California Ale or US-05 would be the options, they are about the same yeast strain. Just different suppliers.
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+1, except
I have made cream ale with wyeast 1084 Irish ale and with S-04. Don’t ask why I just did it. I would definetely recommend the WLP 001 for the high attenuation and flocculation. I love seeing clear cream ale it just looks absolutely amazing.

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