Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale
Species - Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This strain produces ales with a full chewy malt flavor and character, but finishes dry, producing famously balanced beers. Expect moderate nutty and stone-fruit esters. Best used for the production of cask-conditioned bitters, ESB and mild ales. Reliably flocculent, producing bright beer without filtration.
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Flocculation - HIGH
Attenuation - 67% - 71%
Temperature Range - 64° - 72° F (18° - 22° C)
Alcohol Tolerance - 9%
Highlighted Product on R.J.'s Homebrew Corner, February 2021
It tends to finish with a slightly tannic, slightly acidic characteristic that melds beautifully with oak flavors and characteristics.Ã Keep in mind that this strain is a notoriously low attenuator, especially with higher gravity beers, but the sacrifice is totally worth it.Ã It clears up like you'd expect from a high flocculating English strain, another characteristic that makes it perfect for barrel aging, and the profile is ideal for lower gravity beers, too.