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Denny's Favorite 50 Ale Yeast from Wyeast

Denny's Favorite 50 Ale (WY1450)

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

This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any beer style, and is a mainstay of one of our local homebrewers, Mr. Denny Conn. It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and accentuates the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuated.

Read More: The Complete Guide to “Denny’s Favorite” Yeast Strain

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Brewing Properties of Denny's Favorite 50 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.
10%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
74-76%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
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.
60-70° F
(16-21° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find Denny's Favorite 50 Ale (WY1450) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using Denny's Favorite 50 Ale

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Denny's Favorite 50 Ale yeast:

Amber Ale, Barleywine, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Red Ale, IPA, Stout, Porter, Cream Ale


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