From: Imperial Yeast
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Versatile and unique Belgian ale yeast, excellent choice for Belgian pale ales or IPAs. Gnome is the yeast for brewing Belgian inspired beers in a hurry. This strain is extremely flocculent and drops out of the beer quickly after fermentation. Gnome produces a nice phenolic character that plays nicely with hops, as well as with caramel and toffee malt flavors. Great for Belgian ales that need to be crystal clear without filtration. Highly versatile, use Gnome in an array of Belgian beers.
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Brewing Properties of Gnome
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 Yeasts
If you cannot find Gnome (B45) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Gnome
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Gnome yeast:
Belgian IPA, Belgian Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Trappist Single, Witbier, Bière de Garde, Saison, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Dubbel, Belgian Tripel & Belgian Quad
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