Mangrove Jack's M15 Empire Ale Yeast

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  1. May 11, 2018 #1

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    Put my first brew on since January last weekend, Adnams Broadside from GW's book.

    I had a pack of M15 Empire Ale yeast that's been in the brew box for a few months and did some googling and found lots of anecdotes about low attenuation.

    Well anyway, I checked it yesterday 4 days in and it's down to 1.012 from 1.048, so I'm quite pleased. Attenuation 74%. I fermented at 22C throughout, so it's quite fruity
     
  2. May 18, 2018 #2

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    I checked this again last night, it's been in the FV 11 days now and is still at 1.012.

    Initial taste is really smooth with low hop aroma but moderate bitterness (only had one bittering addition and a post boil addition).

    The mouthfeel is sublime, even though it's not conditioned. I'm putting it in the PB on Sunday, I can't wait for it to condition...

    Very happy with this yeast so far
     
  3. May 18, 2018 #3

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    They say the same about Windsor re attenuation. But a recent brew with said yeast went from 1054 to 1010, and despite its reputation for slow clearing, it was star-bright after a week in the bottle and tastes amazing. Just takes a little common sense and knowhow to tame it! Think I'll try MJ's Empire too, see how it stacks up.
     
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    I fermented at 22C throughout, which may have had an effect
     
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    My strategy for dealing with Windsor... mash low, chuck in 450g golden syrup, ferment 14 days at 19C and cold-crash for a week. Worked a treat - no attenuation or clearing woes but all the yummy taste of Windsor!
     

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