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California Ale Yeast Yeast from White Labs

California Ale Yeast (WLP001)

From: White Labs
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

This is our best-selling yeast, famous for its clean flavors and hardy fermentations. Known for its use in hoppy beers, it accentuates hop flavors and aromas and attenuates well, even for high gravity beers.

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Brewing Properties of California Ale Yeast

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.
High%
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
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.
68-73° F
(20-23° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find California Ale Yeast (WLP001) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using California Ale Yeast

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the California Ale Yeast yeast:

Pale Ale, IPA, Ales


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