Yeast Suggestions for a Hoppy Stout

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  1. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    My friend has requested a sub-5% stout with juicy hops. I plan on brewing something like a irish dry stout with some amarillo, simcoe, and centennial hops. Not quite a black IPA, but a definite hop addition.

    I was thinking of using an English strain for this, leaning towards either Wyeast 1028 (London Ale) or Wyeast 1098 (British ale). Any one have an preference towards either of these in regards to a stout? I'm also open to other suggestions.
     
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,419) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I've used both and between the two, I'd lean toward 1028 for something irish stout dry. I think 1028 is also a little more neutral flavorwise if you want to showcase the hops.
     
  3. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Not one of the two but if this were my goal, 1450 would be my choice.
     
  4. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Zealot (536) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    Hop bill would make for a fine American Stout, I would go with 1272 or 1056 IMO.
     
  5. nuggetman

    nuggetman Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Massachusetts

    Personally for that percent and to have the hops come through nicely...I would go with us-05. It should give you the dryness, maybe not the Irish part. But its a nice clean yeast and will showcase the grain bill as well as the hop list! Cheers!
     
  6. mattbk

    mattbk Devotee (467) Dec 12, 2011 New York

    agred with 1028. it will ferment very dry and clean.
     
  7. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    Thanks y'all. I think I'll go with the 1028.

    Now I just need to figure out what the next batch will be (fermented with the 1028 after the stout).
     
  8. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (522) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    English IPA?
    English Barleywine?
     
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