WHC Dried Yeast - Old English - 11g Packet

WHC Dried Yeast – Old English – 11g Packet


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English Ale yeast, high attenuation, low ester formation & high ABV tolerance. Great choice for pale ales, ambers, porters and stouts.

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WHC Dry Yeast Old English Nottingham

It is a dried version of an English Ale yeast that has been characterised by high attenuation, low ester formation during fermentation and high ABV tolerance. It is a good top-fermenting yeast strain and is a great choice for pale ales, ambers, porters and stouts.

Origin: Hales Brewery in Seattle via Gales Brewery UK (unconfirmed)

There is lots of speculation surrounding the origins of the Nottingham strain, even though it is one of the most used yeasts in British brewing. It shares many familiar traits with a number of strains that are all closely linked/related to each other which suggest this is an isolate that is also used in multi strain varieties.

Oxygenation and/or rehydration may not be needed for generation zero but may be beneficial.

This is a top cropping ale yeast. Use of antifoam and/or leaving more head space would be recommended.

Beer Styles

Amber Ale, Pale Ales, Porters, Stouts


Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Comparative Strains:

Lallemand Nottingham, NBS Ale Yeast, Wyeast 1187 Ringwood, WLP039 East Midlands, WLP005 British Ale Yeast, Safale S-04







ABV Tolerance:


Pitch Rate:

0.5-1g per Litre

About WHC Labs

WHC Lab is a Biotechnology business focused on the brewing/distilling industry, established in 2017. The laboratory boasts best in class laboratory equipment, experts in the brewing and distilling industry and uses next-generation methods to grow brewing/distilling yeast and bacteria. A full range of liquid and dried yeast is available for professional breweries and home brewers alike.

We provide an selection of analysis services, available for all customers trying to maintain a high quality and consistent final product. Our R&D lab is home to industry-leading equipment including our Anton Paar Alcolyzer and density meter as well as QPCR for genetic analysis. Our services offer a large selection of tests including microanalysis PH, IBU, ABV, Congeners, calories, final gravity, colour (EBC) and water/gluten testing.

WHC Lab is proud to propagate fresh, high cell count and quality yeasts. We do so by propagating fresh for orders and integrating stringent quality control throughout our production process. Every pitch of yeast is genetically tested on our QPCR system to ensure that our pitches are free from any contaminating microorganisms and are highly viable and metabolically active.

Brewing Industry

We work closely with 100s of breweries globally to make sure our product is of the absolute highest quality. We can help with strain selection or increasing fermentation performance for new beers or improve old ones. We can help improve any processes within the breweries with a consultation. Our R&D Laboratory can help with keeping your QC within in check for batch releases and screen for any contaminants within the brewery.

Distilling Industry

Interested in any spirit production. We can help with increasing performance within the distillery or developing new products. Whether efficiency, flavour improvement or fermentation improvement is the goal we can help.

We currently offer liquid, cream or dried distillers yeast so we have something for every business.

Additional information

Weight 0.015 kg


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