Cream Ale Yeast Blend (WLP080)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
A blend of ale and lager yeast, this strain produces a classic cream ale. The blend produces a pleasing lightfruity note with clean pilsner-like flavors, and slightly subdued hop bitterness.
Brewing Properties of Cream Ale Yeast Blend
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.
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