A yeast strain originating from the McEwans's brewery, Wyeast's Scottish Ale yeast is used classically in all Scottish style ales. However, it is a highly versatile yeast with a good alcohol tolerance and high flocculations, making it suitable for beers of just about any style. Indeed, many brewers (including a few of us here at Great Fermentations) routinely use this as a house strain. Malt character is allowed to shine when this yeast is used. It has an incredible temperature range and can ferment at any temperature between 55-75°F. A cleaner, less estery profile will be created at lower temperatures, and more ester production will occur at higher temperatures. Try this yeast on the suggested styles, or in just about anything you feel like!
|Temperature Range: ||55-75 F (13-24 C)|
|Cell Count: ||100 Billion|
|Alcohol Tolerance: ||12% ABV|
|Typical Styles: ||American Barleywine, Baltic Porter, Braggot, Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer, Foreign Extra Stout, Imperial IPA, Old Ale, Other Smoked Beer, Russian Imperial Stout, Scottish Export 80, Scottish Heavy 70, Scottish Light 60, Strong Scotch Ale, Wood-Aged Beer.|