East Coast Ale Yeast - WLP 008
WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast is a very popular strain for making American East Coast ales, as well as American interpretations of traditional European beer styles.
While sharing the overall neutral flavour profile of the ubiquitous WLP001, this particular strain exhibits lower attenuation and flocculation, which results in slightly more body and haze that doesn’t accentuate hop bitterness and aroma as well as WLP001 does. Yet, it can certainly be used for fermenting hop-forward beers and a broad variety of styles in general with excellent results.
|Description:||A distinct trait of this particular strain is the slight tartness it delivers to the aftertaste, which makes WLP008 a rather good pick for making Blonde Ales, Golden Ales, Honey Beers, as well as German Altbiers.
In fact, some sources indicate that it was actually sourced from an authentic Alt strain, which makes it rather suitable for making European ales as well.
WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast tends to leave some residual sugars after the fermentation is carried out, with a light haze in the body, which also makes it a nice choice for making hazy New England IPAs.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 70% - 75%
Flocculation: Medium to Low
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature:68°F - 73°F