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Cablecar Yeast from Imperial Yeast

Cablecar (L05)

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From: Imperial Yeast
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid

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The classic strain for California Common style beers. Cablecar can produce clean pseudo lagers at ale temperatures but is also willing to work as a traditional lager strain down to the mid-50s. Not just limited to steam beers/California commons, this strain works well in a variety of fermentations, keeping flavor profiles clean and crisp.

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Brewing Properties of Cablecar

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.
55-65° F
(13-18° C)

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Common Beer Styles using Cablecar

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

California Common, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Bière de Garde, Cream Ale, Blonde Ale, American Lager, American Amber Lager, Helles, Vienna Lager, Schwarzbier, Baltic Porter, Czech Amber Lager, Czech Dark Lager & Mexican Lager

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