Belgian Ardennes (WY3522)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
One of the great and versatile strains for the production of classic Belgian style ales. This strain produces a beautiful balance of delicate fruit esters and subtle spicy notes, with neither one dominating. Unlike many other Belgian style strains, this strain is highly flocculent and results in bright beers.
Brewing Properties of Belgian Ardennes
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 Belgian Ardennes (WY3522) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Belgian Ardennes
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Belgian Ardennes yeast:
Belgian Ales, Belgian Tripel, Belgian IPA
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