BRITISH ALE II (OYL-007)
From: Omega Yeast
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Like British Ale I (OYL-006), this English brewery strain is thought to be from the historical London brewery that Louis Pasteur visited. It is a strong fermenter, brewery friendly, flexible, leaves near spotless clarity, and has more fruit-like esters and malt than British Ale I. Select for malt and fruit at higher fermentation temperatures or a clean profile at lower temperatures.
Brewing Properties of BRITISH ALE II
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 BRITISH ALE II (OYL-007) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using BRITISH ALE II
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the BRITISH ALE II yeast:
Ales & British Ales
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