Northeastern Abbey (WLP4015)
From: The Yeast Bay
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Northeastern Abbey is a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from a beer crafted by a well-known producer of Belgian-style ales in the Northeastern United States. This yeast produces a very mild spiciness and earthy character, complemented by a magnificent array of fruity esters, including pear and citrus fruit. Expect this yeast to produce a large, thick krausen.
Brewing Properties of Northeastern Abbey
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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