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This strain is ideally suited to the production of West Coast-style American craft beers, especially pale, IPA, red, and specialties. Thorough attenuation, temperature tolerance, and good flocculation make this an easy strain to work with.
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|Good for styles||APA|
|Good for styles||Scottish Ale|
|Good for styles||IPA|
|Good for styles||Pale Ale|
|Good for styles||West Coast IPA|
|Good for styles||American Ale|
|Alc. Tolerance (ABV)||10%|
This strain is ideally suited to the production of West Coast-style American craft beers, especially pale, IPA, red, and specialties. Thorough attenuation, temperature tolerance, and good flocculation make this an easy strain to work with. Flavor is balanced neutral with mild ester formation at warmer temperatures, allowing hops, character malts, and flavorings to show through.
Use to: American IPA, Double IPA, American Pale Ale, Red IPA, Scottisch Ale
Fermentation temperature: 17-23°C
Apparent attenuation: 73-80%
Alcochol tolerance: 10% ABV
Dosage: add to 5 gallons (19 L) of wort. >1.060
Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Wyeast Laboratories, Inc.
STORAGE CONDITIONS AND USAGE INSTRUCTION:
The yeast vial should be refrigerated (1-4°C).
1.Remove Activator from refrigeration ( 1-4 °C) and allow to come to room temperature just prior to use.
2.To activate, locate and move the inner pouch to a corner. Place this area in palm of one hand and firmly smack the package with the other hand to break the inner nutrient pouch. Confirm the inner pouch is broken. If you do not require proof of activity, proceed to the 5th step and Direct Pitch. Contents of inner pouch do not need to be transferred to your wort when not Activated.
3.Shake the package well to release the nutrients.
4.Allow the package to swell for 3-5 hours or more (it is not necessary for this package to fully swell before use) at ambient temperature (approx. 70 °F, 21 °C).
5.Use sanitizing solution to sanitize the package before opening.
6.Shake well, open and pour the Activator into 5 gallons (19 L) of well-aerated or oxygenated wort up to 1.060 OG at 65-72 °F (18-22 °C). Maintain temperature until fermentation is evident by CO2 bubble formation, bubbling airlock, or foaming on top of wort. For high gravity or low temperature fermentations, additional yeast may be required.
One of the classic ale strains from a Northwest U.S. Brewery. It produces a malty and mildly fruity ale with good depth and complexity.
Popularly called “Chico,” West Coast Ale I is a reliable, versatile and popular neutral foundation for displays of malts and hops. Often used as a house strain, it is highly attenuative and moderately flocculent. And it ferments crisp and clean with light citrus notes under 66° F (19°C).