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Darkness Yeast from Imperial Yeast

Darkness (A10)

From: Imperial Yeast
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid

Brewers love this yeast strain for dark beers. Its high alcohol tolerance make it a go-to for big beers. A beautiful strain for stout, porter, brown, and amber ales. Darkness produces a unique character that matches up perfectly with roasted and caramel malts. This strain is alcohol tolerant, so don't hesitate to throw high gravity worts its way.

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Brewing Properties of Darkness

The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.

Alcohol Tolerance
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
12%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
71-75%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
Medium
Optimal Temperature
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
62-72° F
(17-22° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find Darkness (A10) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using Darkness

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Darkness yeast:

Stout, Irish Dry, American Stout, American Barleywine, Black IPA, American Brown Ale, Robust Porter, Winter Seasonal Beer, Imperial Stout, American Strong Ale, Brown Porter, Stout, Sweet, Stout, Oatmeal, Stout, Foreign Extra, Stout, Tropical, British Strong Ale, Wee Heavy, Irish Red Ale, Red IPA, Red Ale, Wheatwine, English Mild, Extra Special Bitter, Bitter, English IPA, Scottish Ale, English Barleywine, Old Ale, American IPA, American Pale Ale, Imperial IPA


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