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West Coast Ale I Yeast from Omega Yeast

West Coast Ale I (OYL-004)

From: Omega Yeast
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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.

Read More: The Complete Guide to the “Chico” Strain of Yeast

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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.

Alcohol Tolerance
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
11%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
73-80%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
Medium-Low
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.
60-73° F
(16-23° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find West Coast Ale I (OYL-004) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar 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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