This strain has more similarities to an English strain than WLP001 California Ale Yeast®. It is a big ester producer, showcasing notes of cherry and apple which compliment pale ales, blonde and brown ales. Typically leaves some residual, lager-like sulfur compounds in finished beer. Recent sequencing studies show that this strain belongs to Saccharomyces pastorianus species, the same hybrid species as most lager strains. However, this strain has been used to make ales for decades and was previously categorized as belonging to Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
The PurePitch® Next Generation pack combines the ease of the vial and the innovation of PurePitch®, offering a pouch with a cap and double the pitch at 7.5 million cells/ mL; a commercially recommended pitching rate allowing you to pitch like the pros. No need for starters!
Flocculation: Medium to High
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 19-21°C
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium-High (8-12%)
Price is per pouch and includes an ice pack for shipping at no additional cost to keep your yeast cool during transit. Refrigerate as soon as you receive your order.
Cool ship your liquid yeast during the warm season - highly recommended April through October.