Mangrove Jack Yeast

Ready to try something different?

We now carry the Mangrove Jack Craft Series line of yeast and we freaking love it! Most of us were curious and immediately started brewing batches meant to test the new yeast. The end results have been amazingly good all-around! Ask any of the staff who have experience with the yeast and you’ll hear about how clean and ingredient focused the M44 - U.S. West Coast is and how fast and well the M07 – British Ale attenuates and flocculates, or maybe how perfect the low attenuating M03 – Newcastle Dark Ale is for a sweet stout because it doesn’t dry the beer out as much as S-04/05 or the like. So if you want to try something new and different, don’t be scared to grab a pack of the Mangrove Jack yeast for your next brew instead of the same old thing you always get. Tell us if it results in a better beer! We want to know. And if you think your old standbys are better after you try the new yeast, we’d love to hear about why. As homebrewers, we need to help keep each other learning. Here’s a list of the new Mangrove Jack Craft Series line and a short description from the manufacturer that could help you decide to try something new that has people excited.
M20 – Bavarian Wheat A classic top-fermenting yeast suited for brewing a range of German Weizens as well as Belgian Witbier. It has a very low flocculation rate and a clean, “yeasty” aroma which makes it ideal for beers that are traditionally served cloudy. This yeast creates beer with a low to completely dry level of sweetness, medium body with a silky mouth feel, and a delicious banana and spice aroma.
M07 – British Ale A neutral top-fermenting strain especially suited for brewing silky smooth light ales with a neutral yeast aroma and flavor contribution. This strain also works well for stronger ales where a soft and balanced mouth feel is desired and where the nutty, spicy and earthy hop and malt characteristics should be enhanced. This yeast strain is highly flocculent and not prone to autolysis, making it an excellent choice for both cask and bottle conditioned beer.
Staff Note: They aren’t lying about the silky smooth part of that. It makes very smooth beer.
M44 – West Coast With the craft beer movement being lead by the USA, there has been a demand for a yeast strain which emphasizes the expressive flavors of the unique ingredients used. U.S. West Coast Yeast is a high attenuating, top-fermenting strain that ferments with almost completely neutral attributes across a wide range of wort strengths and temperature ranges. It produces a moderately high acidity which allows the tangy citrus hop aromas to really punch through, while also enhancing toasted and dark malt characters. If you plan to use a lot of expensive flavorful hops as the prominent feature of your beer, use this yeast.
Staff Note: This one might have a lag when starting and take a little longer than usual, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
M79 – Burton Union Famous the world over for its crisp, dry and uniquely malty and hoppy ales, this strain has been isolated and developed especially for the home and craft brewer from a commercial brewery in the heartland of British Brewing. Burton Union Yeast is a gentle but rapid fermenter that generates light and delicate ripe pear esters and does not strip away light malt character or body. Moderate acidity balances the silky smooth texture of beers fermented with this strain. When hops or malt aromas are stronger, the yeast contribution will be neutral. When used in lighter quality malt bases, the hops and esters are able to shine. Beers made with this yeast are quick to condition, giving you great beer in as little as 3 weeks.
M84 – Bohemian Lager Bohemian Lager is a classic bottom-fermenting, continental lager strain that produces elegant, well balanced beers. Bohemian Lager Yeast is characterized by its dry and clean palate, typical of traditional Czech brewing. This strain confers smooth, subtle yeast characteristics with muted fruit notes, resulting in refreshingly crisp lagers with expressive hop character. While rich and chewy, the beers fermented with this strain will not be sweet, but may have an elusive sweet malt flavor in the aftertaste. Lagering periods as short as 4 weeks may produce acceptable beer, but allowing beer to lager 6-8 weeks will result in beer that is richer, smoother, with a more refined aroma and flavor.
M27 – Belgian Ale With a myriad of flavors and aromas embraced by master brewers all over Belgium, this strain has been specially developed to bring the best of these flavors to the home or craft brewer. Belgian ale yeast is an exceptional top-fermenting yeast strain creating distinctive beers with spicy, fruity and peppery notes. Ideal for fermentation of Belgian Saison or farmhouse style beers, but also suitable for other Belgian styles. This yeast is highly attenuative and has a high ethanol tolerance that makes it ideal for creating most Belgian beer styles, including Quadrupel styles of up to 14% ABV. At higher alcohol levels fermentation may take longer but the strain is robust enough to deal with almost anything. This strain successfully brings the sophistication of classic Belgian ale production to the home and small brewery.
M03 – Newcastle Dark Ale Newcastle Dark Ale Yeast successfully brings classic cask ale production into the homebrew or craft setting. This is a top-fermentation strain well suited for fermenting British ales, particularly dark and full bodied ales, mild brown ales and Scottish Heavy ales. Selected to not over attenuate, this strain will stop short of the low end gravities exhibited by other yeast strains. Dark fruity esters are pronounced when fermented at the appropriate temperature. Care should be taken to adjust hop bitterness to ensure it suits the ester character and complements the fuller bodied finish.
M10 – Workhorse Workhorse Beer yeast is a true all-rounder, suitable for a myriad of beer styles at extremely high gravities and different brewing temperatures. From Baltic porter to ambient temperature fermented lagers, this top-fermenting strain has such a clean flavor and aroma profile that it is suitable for almost every application. It is a robust strain with rapid and reliable fermentation performance, good attenuation properties, and ideally suited to making cask or bottle conditioned beers. This highly versatile strain also has very good ethanol tolerance up to 9% ABV and excellent temperature tolerance up to 90°F (32°C).
M02 – Cider Yeast Mangrove Jack’s Cider Yeast is a high ester-producing strain, imparting wonderful flavor depth, revealing the full fruit potential of the juice. Ciders fermented using this strain are exceptionally crisp, flavorsome and refreshing in taste. This highly robust yeast has good fructose assimilation and is capable of fermenting under challenging conditions and over a wide temperature range. Mangrove Jack’s Cider Yeast is a highly flocculent strain, suitable for all styles of cider. Trace nutrients have been blended with the yeast in Mangrove Jack’s Cider Yeast sachets for optimum yeast health, fermentation performance and cider quality.