American Ale (WY1056)
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.
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 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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