American Ale Wyeast WY1056
Fermentation Temp Range (°F): 60-72
Apparent Attenuation Range (%): 73-77
Alcohol Tolerance: 11%
Pitching/Fermentation: Produces diacetyl and fusels if the fermentation range is over 71°F or excessively underpitched. Poor attenuation if fermenting below 60°F. Serial pitching will result in an extremely (88%+) attenuative yeast after 6-7 generations. Mild citrus notes develop with cooler (60-66°F) 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: American Amber Ale, American Barleywine, American Brown Ale, American IPA, American Pale Ale, American Stout, Braggot, Brown Porter, Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer, Cream Ale, Dry Stout, Fruit Beer, Imperial IPA, Irish Red Ale, Other Smoked Beer, Russian Imperial Stout, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Strong Scotch Ale, Wood-Aged Beer
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