West Coast Ale I
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Chico is a reliable, versatile and popular neutral foundation for displays of malts and hops. Highly attenuating and moderately flocculating, it ferments crisp and clean with light citrus notes under 66.
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Brewing Properties of West Coast Ale I
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 West Coast Ale I anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similar result.
Common Beer Styles using West Coast Ale I
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the West Coast Ale I yeast:
Ales, IPA & Stouts
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