Homebrew Yeast Strains Chart

With the plethora of yeast strains available from different companies, it can be hard to keep all of the products straight. Choosing the proper yeast strain is essential to the quality of your finished beer. Here's an overview of the most common strains currently available to homebrewers from North America's leading suppliers, who provided all of the information for this chart. Just select a beer style from the menu below to view a chart with appropriate yeast strains to consider for your recipe.

Key: Type=Type of yeast, S=Slant, D=Dry, L=Liquid, Floc=Flocculation, Atten=Attenuation, Temp=Ideal Fermentation Temperature

Name & Number
Type
Lab
Floc.
Atten.
Temp.
Description
American Ale 1056
L
Wyeast
Low/Med
73-77%
60-72°

Well balanced. Ferments dry, finishes soft.

American Ale BRY 96
L
Siebel Inst.
Medium
High
64-72°

Clean ale strain

American Ale II 1272
L
Wyeast
Medium
72-76%
60-72°

Slightly nutty, soft, clean and tart finish.

American Ale Yeast Blend WLP060
L
White Labs
Medium
72-80%
68-72°

Blend celebrates the strengths of California ale strains.

American West Coast Ale BRY-97
D
Lallemand
Medium
Medium
63-63°

Very clean ale flavor.

American Wheat 1010
L
Wyeast
Low
74-78%
58-74°

Produces a dry, slightly tart, crisp beer.

Belgian White ECY11
L
East Coast Yeast
Low
Medium
70-76°

Produces flavors reminiscent of wit biers

Brewferm Top
D
Brewferm
Med/High
64-77°

Universal top-fermenting beer yeast.

California Ale V WLP051
L
White Labs
Med/High
70-75%
66-70°

Produces a fruity, full-bodied beer.

California Ale WLP001
L
White Labs
Medium
73-80%
68-73°

Clean flavors accentuate hops; very versatile.

Coopers Pure Brewers’ Yeast
D
Coopers
High
High
68-80°

Clean, round flavor profile.

Cream Ale WLP80
L
White Labs
Medium
75-80%
65-70°

A blend of ale and lager strains that creates a clean, crisp, light American lager style.

Denny’s Favorite 50 1450
L
Wyeast
Low
Medium
60-70°

Can be used for almost any beer style. Accentuates malt, caramel, or fruit character.

East Coast Ale WLP008
L
White Labs
Low/Med
70-75%
68-73°

Very clean and low esters.

East Midlands Ale WLP039
L
White Labs
Med/High
Medium
66-70°

Available Sept-Oct. Medium to low fusel fruit and alcohol production.

Fermentis US-05
D
Fermentis
Medium
77-81%
59-75°

Clean with mild flavor for a wide range of styles.

German Ale/Kölsch WLP029
L
White Labs
Medium
72-78%
65-69°

A super-clean, lager-like ale.

Lucky #7
L
Real Brewers Yeast
High
70-80%
68-75°

Southern California ale yeast that ferments higher gravity worts up to 10% ABV.

Muntons Premium Gold
D
Muntons
High
High
57-77°

Clean balanced ale yeast for 100% malt recipies.

Muntons Standard Yeast
D
Muntons
High
High
57-77°

Clean well balanced ale yeast.

Neutral Grain WLP078
L
White Labs
Medium
77-84%
76-85°

Clean, fast fermentation used in high-gravity beers.

Northeast Ale ECY29
L
East Coast Yeast
High
High
65-70°

A unique ale yeast with an abundance of citrusy esters accentuating American style hops.

Northwest Ale 1332
L
Wyeast
High
67-71%
65-75°

Malty, mildly fruity, good depth and complexity.

Old Newark Ale ECY10
L
East Coast Yeast
High
Low
60-68°

Good for all styles of American and English ales

Old Newark Beer ECY12
L
East Coast Yeast
Medium
Medium
58-68°

Identified as S. cerevisae, hence it is not a true lager strain, but should ferment at lager temperatures.

Old Sonoma Ale WLP076
L
White Labs
Medium
Medium
66-70°

Neutral and versatile. Available May-June

Pacific Ale WLP041
L
White Labs
High
65-70%
65-68°

A popular ale yeast from the Pacific Northwest.

Ringwood Ale 1187
L
Wyeast
High
68-72%
64-74°

A malty, complex profile that clears well.

SafAle US-05
D
Fermentis
Medium
High
59-72°

Produces well-balanced beers with low diacetyl and clean end palate.

Safbrew T-58
D
Fermentis
Low
75-75%
59-75°

Develops estery and somewhat peppery spiceyness.

San Diego Super Yeast WLP090
L
White Labs
Med/High
High
65-68°

Versatile, super-fast, super-clean strain.

San Francisco Lager WLP810
L
White Labs
High
65-70%
58-65°

For “California Common” type beer.

The One
D
Real Brewers Yeast
High
70-80%
68-75°

California ale yeast great for West Coast-style pale ales and IPAs.

US West Coast Yeast
D
Mangrove Jack
High
High
59-74°

Very neutral strain. Citrus and pine hops will be enhanced.

Workhorse Beer Yeast
D
Mangrove Jack
Medium
High
59-68°

Neutral and clean aroma suitable for all styles. Imitates lager characteristics.

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