Bedford British Ale (WLP006)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
WLP006 ferments dry and flocculates very well; produces a distinct ester profile. This yeast yields a full mouthfeel, perfect for creating English-style ales, including bitters, pale ales, porters, stouts and browns. Bedford British yeast from White Labs is a great all-around British strain of ale yeast! Bedford is known to ferment dry, producing beers with less residual sugars than other British and English ale strains. It is also known to be a very highly flocculant strain, leaving beers crystal clear in a short amount of time! Good for about any time of British-style ale, including bitters, browns, pale ales and porters, it can also be used on some American-style ales. This strain produces a unique set of esters that makes for a distinct flavor profile.
Brewing Properties of Bedford British 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 Yeasts
If you cannot find Bedford British Ale (WLP006) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Bedford British Ale
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Bedford British Ale yeast:
ESB, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout & Brown Ale
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