Scottish Ale (WY1728)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Our Scottish ale strain is ideally suited for the strong, malty ales of Scotland. This strain is very versatile, and is often used as a House strain as it ferments neutral and clean. Higher fermentation temperatures will result in an increased ester profile.
Brewing Properties of Scottish 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 Scottish Ale (WY1728) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Scottish Ale
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Scottish Ale yeast:
Scottish Ales, Wee Heavy, Stout, Double IPA & Barleywine
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