White Labs WLP023 Burton Ale
White Labs WLP023 Burton Ale:
From the famous brewing town of Burton upon Trent, England, this yeast is packed with character. It provides delicious subtle fruity flavors like apple, clover honey and pear. Great for all English styles, IPA's, bitters, and pales. Excellent in porters and stouts.
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-73°F (20-23°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5-10%)
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Summertime Serial Brewing
Posted by Craig L on 20th Nov 2014
Planning some summertime serial brewing? WLP023 - Burton Ale is the perfect choice. The higher ideal ferment temperature range works well for those with limited fermentation control. A 22c upper-limit is certainly manageable during the warm summertime months.
I say "serial brewing" because this is a true top-cropping strain. If you're looking to throw down consecutive brews over the course of a week, simply pitch the vial to your first 20 litres of wort, wait 24hrs and proceed to crop the krausen from one batch to the next. The top cropped yeast is very clean and highly viable! Fermentation for consecutive batches will take off like a rocket. Plenty of headspace is required and be prepared to use a blow off tube.
As far as the yeast character, it's packed with stone fruit esters. In my experience, the attenuation is almost always higher than advertised, Burton Ale pairs wonderfully with American "IPA" type hops. The krausen will never really drop out completely unless forced (shake/stir), so just rack out from under the head when you've reached your final gravity.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Aug 2014
Yeast started quickly and was very vigorous.