London Ale III (WY1318)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Originating from a traditional London brewery, this yeast has a wonderful malt and hop profile. It is a true top cropping strain with a fruity, very light and softly balanced palate. This strain will finish slightly sweet. London Ale III has become synonymous with the production of New England IPAs, also known as juicy or hazy IPAs, and balances well with the tropical fruit qualities from late and dry hop additions.
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Brewing Properties of London Ale III
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 London Ale III (WY1318) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using London Ale III
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the London Ale III yeast:
Hazy IPA, IPA, Bitters, Stout, Barleywine
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