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Joystick Yeast from Imperial Yeast

Joystick (A18)

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From: Imperial Yeast
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisae

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Clean American brewing yeast strain. Excellent choice for big, high alcohol, hoppy beers. This strain is a fast mover and can be used at the low end of the ale fermentation spectrum to keep it clean. Joystick is a great choice for big, high alcohol, malt forward beers but will shine just as well in a hoppy double IPA.

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Brewing Properties of Joystick

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.
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.
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.
60-70° F
(16-21° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find Joystick (A18) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using Joystick

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

American Barleywine, American Strong Ale, Robust Porter, Imperial Stout, American Stout, American Amber Ale, American Brown Ale, Black IPA, Red Ale, Winter Seasonal Beer, California Common, Wheatwine, English Mild, Extra Special Bitter, American Pale Ale, Stout, Irish Dry, Cream Ale, American Wheat Beer, Blonde Ale, American IPA, Hazy IPA, Red IPA, Imperial IPA & Altbier

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