Mangrove Jack's Craft Series Yeast - Empire Ale M15
Yeast Strain Description
A top-fermenting ale yeast suitable for a variety of full bodied ales, with exceptional depth. Ferments with full, rich dark fruit flavors.
STRAIN CLASSIFICATION: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE RANGE: 64 - 72°F (18 - 22°C)
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS: (5- high, 1- low)
ATTENUATION: (70 - 75%)
FLOCCULATION RATE: 4
VIABLE YEAST CELLS: >5 x 109 cells per gram
DRY WEIGHT: 93 – 96%
WILD YEAST: <1 per 106 cells
TOTAL BACTERIA: <1 per 106 cells
GMO STATUS: GMO Free
When fermented at the correct temperature, Empire Ale yeast exhibits extremely characterful and appetizing estery aromas reminiscent of rich dark fruit.
This yeast strain has been carefully selected to aid mouth feel in the finished beer. Body should be full leaning towards a rich dark fruit character. Care must be taken when designing the beer to adjust hop bitterness to alleviate an over sweet finished beer.
HIGHER ALCOHOL BEERS:
Higher alcohol beers will tend to be slightly too sweet and heavy due to the moderate attenuative capabilities of the strain although a lower mash temperature may help the fermentability and lower the final gravity.