British Cask Ale (WY1026)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
A great yeast choice for any cask-conditioned British Ale and one that is especially well suited for hoppy bitters, IPAs and Australian ales. Produces a nice malt profile, and finishes crisp and slightly tart. Low to moderate fruit ester producer that clears well without filtration.
Brewing Properties of British Cask 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.
Common Beer Styles using British Cask Ale
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the British Cask Ale yeast:
Bitters, Brown Ales, IPAs, Blonde Ale
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