(BY640-1272) Has a lot of the characteristics that you would be looking for when producing American-style micro beers. American Ale II is a happy, versatile strain of liquid beer yeast, so much so, that it makes a good choice as a "House" for many microbreweries. It has a gentle, crisp profile with a dash of nuttiness and a subtle, tart finish. If looking for more fruitiness, increase the fermentation temperature to the higher end of the temperature range. For more citrus flavors, ferment the homebrew at the cooler end of the temperature range. American Ale II clears out rapidly and thoroughly making a brilliantly clear beer.
About Wyeast Beer Yeast:
- Flocculation: low
- Attenuation: 73-77%
- Temperature Range: 55-68° F (13-20° C)
- Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 11% ABV
These are "Direct Pitch Activators™" designed specifically for brewing beer at home. Each pouch contains 100% pure liquid beer yeast. Over 100 billion yeast cells are in each pouch. This is enough to easily ferment 5 gallons of homebrew. Also inside the pouch is an internal nutrient packet. This is the Wyeast Smack-Pack. By smacking and breaking open the nutrient pack within the pouch you are able to pre-start your beer yeast before adding it to your wort.