Belgian High Gravity (WY3787)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
A classic strain for brewing Belgian dubbel or Belgian tripel. This Abbey strain produces a nice balance of complex fruity esters and phenolics, making it desirable for use in other Belgian style ales as well. A flocculent, true top cropping yeast (additional headspace is recommended), that will work over a broad temperature range. This strain makes a great Belgian style house strain.
Brewing Properties of Belgian High Gravity
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 High Gravity (WY3787) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Belgian High Gravity
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Belgian High Gravity yeast:
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