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Old 01-28-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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When a recipe calls for unspecified Ale yeast, what difference on the beer will I get using a American vs a British?



 
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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British ale yeasts don't attenuate as much as american ale yeasts. In British ales this helps with the malty character and a tad of sweetness. The American Ale yeasts (like Chico), attenuate well and produce a drier beer.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:35 AM   #3
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Great that helps. I'll go with the American.

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