WLP080 Cream Ale Blend - White Labs Yeast
A blend of ale and lager yeast strains that work together to create a clean, crisp, light beer. A pleasing estery aroma may be perceived from the ale yeast contribution. Hop flavors and bitterness are slightly subdued. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation, from the lager yeast.
Apparent attenuation: 75-80%.
Optimum temp: 65°-70° F
*NOTE:*During summer months, we include complimentary ice packs will all liquid yeast orders. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will stay frozen given transit times and particularly hot temperatures. For this reason, we recommend ordering dry yeast during summer months.
|Yeast Disclaimer||We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.|
|Yeast Style||American Ale|
|Min Fermenting Temp||65|
|Max Fermenting Temp||70|
I own a brewery and have used many dry and liquid yeasts over the years to make cream ale. Nothing compares to the finished product of White Labs yeast. This is no joke. I call my beer, THE Cream Ale. Seriously it's that good.
I've been using this yeast in my cream ale recipe for several years now and haven't found another yeast that's better suited for the job. Good fermentation properties. Clean but does benefit from a short lagering time (2 weeks).
Always gets rave reviews!
I have used this strain with a starter for several different styles of brew (Cream Ale, Red Ale and even Brown Ale) with excellent results every time. Starts quickly and finishes with a consistent FG of 1.009. Primary fermentation temp. @ approx. 63º and secondary @ approx. 68º. Always a clean almost lager like result! Strongly recommend!
I tried several other cream ale yeasts and none gives my beer the taste and flavor that this yeast does.
I brewed a faux pre-prohibition pilsner that my friends absolutely loved. The taste was so clean and crisp that no one tasted anything that resembled an ale. I was tempted to enter it in a local competition as a CAP but I think an experienced judge would pick up on the jurors esters present in the nose, and dock me some major points. I washed the yeast and am now using it to brew an amber ale and a cream ale. This is a very versatile yeast! Love it