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American ale yeast strain, slightly ester forward and loves to play with hops. Independence is the strain for bringing some new character into your hop-driven beers. Higher in esters than Flagship, this yeast will give some fruit character that will take your hoppy beers to a new level. While it shines in pale ales and IPAs, Independence is a great all-around strain and will also work well in stouts and English ales.
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Brewing Properties of Independence
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
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.
Comparable Beer Yeast
If you cannot find Independence anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similar result.
Common Beer Styles using Independence
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Independence yeast:
American IPA, American Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Stout, Sweet, Stout, Oatmeal, Cream Ale, California Common, American Amber Ale, American Brown Ale, Black IPA, Hazy IPA, Red IPA, Red Ale, Robust Porter, American Stout, Winter Seasonal Beer, Imperial IPA, American Barleywine, Irish Red Ale, Imperial Stout, American Strong Ale, Wheatwine, English Mild, Extra Special Bitter, Bitter, Pale Ale, Stout, Irish Dry, Brown Porter, English IPA, Scottish Ale, Stout, Tropical, British Strong Ale, English Barleywine, Old Ale, Stout, Foreign Extra, Wee Heavy, American Wheat Beer & White IPA
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