Irish Ale Wyeast
Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 62-72
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 71-75
Flocculation : Medium
Alcohol Tolerance : 12%
Pitching/Fermentation : This versatile yeast ferments extremely well in dark worts. It is a good choice for most high gravity beers. Beers fermented in the lower temperature range produce a dry, crisp profile with subtle fruitiness. Fruit and complex esters will increase when fermentation temperatures are above 64°F (18°C).
Notes : It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light fruitiness and slight dry crispness.
Best Styles : American Barleywine, Baltic Porter, Dry Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, Imperial IPA, Irish Red Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Other Smoked Beer, Robust Porter, Scottish Export 80/-, Scottish Heavy 70/-, Scottish Light 60/-, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Strong Scotch Ale, Sweet Stout, Wood-Aged Beer and a very interesting pale ale.
Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Austin Homebrew Supply have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : White Labs 004
Dry Yeast Substitution : Windsor, Nottingham, London ESB
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