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American Ale Yeast from Wyeast

American Ale (WY1056)

From: Wyeast
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Very clean, crisp flavor characteristics with low fruitness and mild ester production. A very versatile yeast for styles that desire dominant malt and hop character. This strain makes a wonderful "House" strain. Mild citrus notes develop with cooler 60-66F (15-19C) fermentations. Normally requires filtration for bright beers.

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Brewing Properties of American Ale

The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.

Alcohol Tolerance
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
11%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
73-77%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
Medium-Low
Optimal Temperature
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.
60-72° F
(16-22° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find American Ale (WY1056) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using American Ale

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the American Ale yeast:

Pale Ales, Amber Ales, IPAs, Brown Ales, Double IPA


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