California Lager Wyeast
Species : Lager
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 58-68
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 67-71
Flocculation : High
Alcohol Tolerance : 9%
Pitching/Fermentation : It retains lager characteristics at temperatures up to 65°F (18°C). This strain is not recommended for cold temperature fermentation.
Notes : This strain is particularly well suited for producing 19th century-style West Coast beers with woody/minty hop flavor. Produces malty, brilliantly clear beers.
Best Styles : Baltic Porter, California Common Beer, Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer, Cream Ale, Other Smoked Beer, Premium American Lager, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
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 : White Labs 810
Dry Yeast Substitution : Saflager 34/70, Windsor, Nottingham, London ESB
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