WEST COAST ALE IV (OYL-050)
From: Omega Yeast
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
An easy to handle strain, this neutral-tasting, quick-and-good flocculator and highly productive top cropper has excellent attenuation. Any fruity esters are somewhat mild through its higher temperature range, though they do decrease at the lower end. The relatively subtle yeast-contributed flavor cedes pleasantly to hops and malts.
Brewing Properties of WEST COAST ALE IV
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 WEST COAST ALE IV (OYL-050) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using WEST COAST ALE IV
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the WEST COAST ALE IV yeast:
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