There are various yeasts out there and sometimes it is unclear which one is best to use. This simple guide will help to choose which is the best Youngs yeast to use for you by explaining which yeasts will add what qualities to your homebrew.
Ales, ciders and Largers
· Ale Yeast – A true top fermenting yeast with vigorous fermentation characteristics. It promotes rich, full flavoured English style ales with a clean, smooth texture. Produces firm, heavy sediment, so ideal for bottle conditioning.
· Cider Yeast – The yeast contains a Bayanus strain specially selected for its ability to produce crisp and refreshing ciders and it’s high reliability.
· Lager Yeast – A true bottom-fermenting lager yeast that produces flavour characteristics consistent with quality lager.
· All Purpose White – Produces white or blush wines which are exceptionally crisp and clean. Also suitable for cold ferments down to 7 degrees C.
· Bordeaux White – Confers exceptional depth and complexity to white wines – perfect for Bordeaux (dry style) wines.
· All Purpose Red – For red wines which are well rounded and full of fruit flavours – suitable for any style of red wine.
· Bordeaux Red – This will improve body and confer soft fruit flavours to red wines, this makes it perfect for Bordeaux style reds.
· Burgundy Red – Will confer depth and complexity to red wines and make it perfect for burgundy style reds.
· Sparkling – Exceptionally clean and fresh – although selected for Champagne, it is also suitable for any sparkling wine.
Re-staring and high alcohol
· Re-Start Yeast – For re-starting stuck fermentations. This has the high success rates where the wine is below 8% ABV and within pH ranges 3.0-3.5.
· Dessert/High Alcohol – High tolerance to alcohol, and therefore great for fortified or dessert wines.