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Seasonal Yeast – White Labs WLP039 East Midlands Ale Yeast

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is..

White Labs WLP039 East Midlands Ale Yeast

“British style ale yeast with a very dry finish. Medium to low fruit and fusel alcohol production. Good top fermenting yeast strain, is well suited for top cropping (collecting). This yeast is well suited for pale ales, ambers, porters, and stouts.”

Formerly known as Nottingham Ale yeast. This yeast is unrelated to the Danstar dry yeast of the same name.

Vital stats:

Attenuation – 73-82%
Flocculation – Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp. – 66-70°F
Alcohol Tolerance – Medium

Manufactured September and October. Could be available through May.

Be sure to check out the other seasonal yeasts for this period:

White Labs: 709 Sake #9, 885 Zurich Lager

Wyeast: July-Sept 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend™, 3725-PC Biere de Garde™, 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale™ Oct-Dec 1217-PC West Coast IPA™, 2352-PC Munich Lager II™, 9097-PC Old Ale Blend™