California Ale V Yeast - WLP 051
Hailing from Northern California, WLP051 California Ale V Yeast is a strain that defines the full-bodied beers of the Bay Area.
It resembles the famous Californian workhorse strain, WLP001, in general strokes, but delivers more body and sweetness due to lower attenuation, while the body of the beer tends to be cleaner thanks to high flocculation values.
Generally, WLP051 can be used for making the same range of beer styles as other Californian ale strains, but one should always remember that the resulting beer will have higher final gravity and fuller body.
|Description:||Another peculiar trait of WLP051 California Ale V Yeast is that it also possesses a mild ether profile with fruity notes becoming evident in neutral beer styles. Thanks to this, WLP051 can deliver very interesting interplays with aromatic American hop variety, especially those defined by a strong fruity character. WLP051 will always deliver excellent result when making Pale Ales and IPAs, providing balance and pleasant mouthfeel with large hop quantities, while also being quite appropriate for malt-forward styles such as Brown Ales, Stouts, Porters, ESBs, Milds, English Old Ale, Imperial Stout, and everything in-between along the style spectrum.|
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 70% - 75%
Flocculation: Medium to High
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature:66°F - 70°F