Dehydrated Old English
British-style ale yeast that has a high attenuation. low to medium EstherÊproduction. A good top-fermenting yeast strain.
Pale Ales, Ambers, Porters, Stouts.
Looking to brew a classic English ale? WHC Lab Old English Dried Yeast is a perfect choice – it’s a top-fermenting English ale yeast strain that’s characterized by high attenuation, low ester formation, and high ABV tolerance. This dried yeast is easy to use, highly active and produces excellent results every time. So if you’re looking to brew a pale ale, amber, porter, or stout, reach for WHC Lab Old English Dried Yeast and get ready to enjoy a delicious brew.
How is English ale made?
English ale is made by top-fermenting yeast which ferments the maltose in the wort to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Top-fermenting yeast used for ale is a type of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Ale yeasts tend to be less attenuative than lager yeasts, leaving behind more unfermented sugars and resulting in a sweeter, fuller-bodied beer. In order to make ales, brewers typically use a top-fermenting yeast strain that works well at warmer temperatures (60-70°F/16-21°C), which is why they are popular in England where the climate is warmer than it is in Germany or Scandinavia.
What type of yeast is used for English ales?
English ales are typically brewed with top-fermenting yeast, such as Old English ale yeast from WHC Lab. Ale yeast is a type of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is a single-celled organism that ferments sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide.