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WINDSOR ALE YEAST 11gm SKU: Y-D-W Price: $4.15 Be the first one to write a review
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Brewers wanting to create authentic English-style ales choose Danstar Windsor yeast to bring out the right characteristics from their beer. Windsor ale yeast is a true English strain that produces a beer which is estery to both palate and nose with a slight fresh yeasty flavor. Beers created with Windsor are usually described as full-bodied, fruity English ales. Brewers choose Windsor to produce beers that range from pale ale to porter with moderate alcohol levels and the flavor & aroma characteristics of the best traditional ales. Depending on the composition of the recipe, Windsor demonstrates moderate attenuation which will leave a relatively high gravity (density). Recommended fermentation temperature range for Windsor is 17 to 21C (64 to 70F).

Microbiological Properties:

Classified as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
A top fermenting yeast.
The typical analysis of the active dried strain: Percent solids 93%95% Living yeast cells 7 x 109 per gram of dry yeast Wild yeast < 1 per 106 yeast cells (Lysine method)* Bacteria < 1 per 106 yeast cells*
Finished product is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests. *According to ASBC and EBC methods of analysis.

Brewing Properties:

Quick start to fermentation, which can be completed in 3 days above 17C.
Moderate attenuation, which will leave a relatively high gravity.
Fermentation rate, fermentation time and degree of attenuation is dependent on inoculation density, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and the nutritional quality of the wort.
Non-flocculent strain, but some settling can be promoted by cooling and use of fining agents and isinglass.
The aroma is estery to both palate and nose, and is usually described as a full-bodied, fruity British ale. Does not display malodours when properly handled. Windsor yeast has found great acceptance in producing strong-tasting bitter beer, stout, weizen and hefe weizen.
Best used at traditional ale temperatures after rehydration in the recommended manner.
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