American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast (WLP320)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This strain ferments much cleaner than it's hefeweizen strain counterparts. It produces very slight banana and clove notes and has low flocculation, leaving resulting beers with characteristic cloudiness.
Read More: The Complete History of the Hefeweizen Yeast
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Brewing Properties of American Hefeweizen 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 American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast (WLP320) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast yeast:
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