American Lager Yeast (WLP840)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
This strain makes dry and clean lagers with a light note of apple fruitiness. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimalmaking this strain easy to work with and fitting for American-style lagers.
Brewing Properties of American Lager 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 Lager Yeast (WLP840) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
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