IRISH ALE (OYL-005)
From: Omega Yeast
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Ireland's storied stout is thought to be balanced by this dry, crisp, lightly fruity, versatile and powerful strain. A good fermenter with reliable, average flocculation (some diacetyl possible), and a hint of fruit at the lowest recommended temperatures, which increases in complexity at higher temperatures (64+). Successful in dark and high gravity beers. Sláinte!
Brewing Properties of IRISH ALE
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 IRISH ALE (OYL-005) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using IRISH ALE
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the IRISH ALE yeast:
Ales, British Ales
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