EAST COAST ALE
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Thought to be the famous Bostonian strain. It is suitable for a broad range of beer styles with an American spin. Using West Coast Ale I (OYL-004) for comparison, it is a little tart and slightly muting of hop bitterness. Slightly less flocculent and attenuating, too, but every bit as versatile, carrying an overall clean and neutral flavor character.
Brewing Properties of EAST COAST 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 Yeast
If you cannot find EAST COAST ALE anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similar result.
Common Beer Styles using EAST COAST ALE
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the EAST COAST ALE yeast:
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