Suitable for American-style whiskey and bourbon. This yeast is famous for creating rich, smooth flavors. Clean and dry fermenting yeast. Will tolerate high alcohol concentrations (15%), and ester production is low. Also popular in high-gravity beers.
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Great clean yeast. In my experience higher temps will make beer finish dry and with a tart hint. That may just be me though. This is my new house strain because of how well it performs overall, but especially because of the yeast's ability to ferment at higher temperatures without noticeable fusel production.
Can this yeast strain ferment in the high 60's (about 10 Deg F colder than optimum temp listed) and, if so, what impact would it have?
I brewed a variation of Stan Hieronymus' Number 8 with this yeast.
Dropped in a Barrel Mill American oak spiral, medium plus toast, in the secondary for six weeks.
I think this yeast accentuates the hop flavor, is clean and neutral, no fruitiness, not overly dry, clears well, and really brought out the flavor of the oak.
I will be using this one again very soon.
Tried many times to get this yeast in the past... Now I see it listed! Wanted to brew a "Tennessee" version of an Old Ale on American Oak, but have never found the yeast thru my supply chain. If you use it, please post here, maybe interest will pick up on this strain. Thanks!
Optimum Ferment Temp.75-79°F (23-26°C)