California Ale Yeast White Labs
Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 68-73
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 73-80
Flocculation : Medium
Alcohol Tolerance : High, 10-15%
Pitching/Fermentation : Produces diacetyl and fusels if reproduction stage is over 71f or excessively underpitched. Poor attenuation if below 60f. Serial pitching will result in an extremely (88%+) attenuative yeast after 6-7 generations. Mild citrus notes develop with cooler (60-66) fermentations.
Notes : This yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance and ability to be used in almost any style ale. It accentuates the hop flavors and is extremely versatile. Low fruitiness, mild ester production. Normally requires filtration for bright beers.
Best Styles : Most American Styles
Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Adventures in Homebrewing have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : Wyeast 1056
Dry Yeast Substitution : Safale US-05, Nottingham, BRY-97 American West Coast Ale Yeast (Danstar), Fermentis Safale US-05
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