English Ale Yeast (WLP002)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
This is a classic ESB strain from one of England's largest independent breweries. Residual sweetnessaccentuates malt character and mild fruity esters, adding complexity to the flavor and aroma of finished beers.
Brewing Properties of English Ale Yeast
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 English Ale Yeast (WLP002) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
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