Welcome to the Maltophonic yeast guide – my attempt to tell you more about yeast from the perspective of “I’ve used this strain before. Here’s what you can expect.”
WLP039 East Midlands Ale – Holy strong and fast fermentation, this yeast was a beast! I pitched my usual 1.5 L starter of this strain into a well-aerated red ale with an OG of 1.068. I put 5.25 gallons of well-aerated wort into my 6.5 gallon glass carboy and at 24 hours later, it reached high krausen and it was bubbling at a rate of about 3-4 bubbles per second – I even got a little bit of blow-off too! Fermenting between 66ºF – 70ºF is recommended; I fermented at 69ºF. Once my red ale finishes fermenting, I’ll update this post with tasting results.