White Labs WLP041 Pacific Ale
White Labs WLP041 Pacific Ale:
A popular ale yeast from the Pacific Northwest. The yeast will clear from the beer well, and leave a malty profile. More fruity than WLP002, English Ale Yeast. Good yeast for English style ales including milds, bitters, IPA, porters, and English style stouts.
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 65-68°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5-10%)
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Posted by Unknown on 26th Feb 2016
Not much else to say really. I tried Wyeast...meh...
I've been brewing exclusively with White Labs for nigh on 15 years and I swear by it...
Incredibly Versatile Strain
Posted by Craig L on 19th Nov 2014
The low apparent attenuation leaves plenty of mouth feel in ales as low as 1.035. This strain is suitable for nearly all low gravity British styles. Thinking of a really hoppy American Pale Ale? This strain will leave plenty of residual sweetness to help balance your hop bomb. There is a slight, very pleasant, fruit ester which is stunning in bitters. The strain ferments fast, drops brite and is easily repitched. Be careful not to over think your grist, KISS and go easy on the crystal malts. Malts come through nicely, you won't believe you're drinking a sub-4% ABV beer! Can't recommend enough.
My process was to split a "crashed and decanted" 2L starter between 40 Litres (10 gallons) of 1.041 bitter chilled to 17c. After pitch, I hold the temperature @ 18c until high krausen after which I let if free rise to 20c and hold through conditioning. In my case I began to see clear signs of fermentation inside 24hrs. Full Krausen by 70hrs and the final gravity was reached inside 7 days. After a total of 10 days the beer was racked to keg and force carbonated (to a low level). The beer was excellent immediately yet continued to improve with extended cold conditioning. Subsequent repitches have benefited from an even quicker fermentation, reaching FG in as little as 4 days.
Can't go wrong with White Labs
Posted by Cyrile on 10th May 2014
I'm totally sold on these yeasts.
They are invariably amazing.
And their prices have come down too...
What's not to love?