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Blue Packet No.2 Craft Ale Yeast 100g - Supplied in Resealable Pouch

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Our Craft Ale Yeast Number 2 has been specially selected for use in the production of top fermented Nottingham style Ales and Beers.

There are many different strains of Ale yeasts available on the market today, we chose our Craft Ale Yeast Number 2 as it has the following characteristics -

  • Our yeast is used in the production of Ales and Beers by a large number of commercial breweries both in the UK and abroad and has a proven track record for reliability within the industry.
  • It is a very fast fermenting strain with fermentation normally being completed in 4 to 5 days when above 18 degrees Celsius.
  • This yeast is particularly tolerant to alcohol so can be used for both primary and secondary fermentation to make medium and higher strength Ales and Beers.
  • The percentage of sugars converted into alcohol at the end of the fermentation (the final attenuation degree) of this strain is very high which will generally produce a drier beer with a higher ABV.
  • When using this yeast strain the final aroma obtained is very neutral and only slightly estery (fruity) allowing the full flavour of the hops and malts to develop to their fullest potential.

How much yeast is needed -

Typically between 5 and 10 grams of yeast for a 40 pint (23 litre) brew being fermented at 16 to 22 degrees Celsius. If you are fermenting at a lower temperature then we suggest adding a bit more.

How to use the yeast -

You can just stir the dried yeast directly into the wort to be fermented but we recommend rehydrating the yeast first. This will confirm that the yeast is working well and it also gives the best start to the fermentation possible.

How to rehydrate the yeast - 

In a sterilised container put 100ml of water that has been boiled and the temperature reduced until it is lukewarm. Add the yeast and 6 to 7grams (approx 1 teaspoon) of household sugar, loosely cover and leave in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes until you can see bubbles appearing on the surface of the liquid, then pour directly into the fermentation vessel containing the wort.

How to store once opened -

As there is enough yeast supplied in this pouch to ferment over 250 litres of Ale or Beer we supply this yeast in a heavy duty resealable pouch so that you can use and store it cleanly and with ease. Simply store your resealed pouch in the fridge.