The classic American ale strain. Famous for its clean, neutral flavor and its ability to be used in any style. Emphasizes malt and hops. Attenuates well. Cali is eligible for direct pitch straight into your wort.
Every batch is PCR tested to ensure contamination free yeast.
Use at a rate of 60-100 grams per barrel, depending on wort temperature and gravity.
Direct Pitch OR Rehydrate:
CALI yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling onto the suface of the wort in your fermenter. However, proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beer with a starting gravity above 15°P. To hydrate yeast, first sanitize yeast brick and scissors. Use 10 grams of sterilized tap water, between 85-95F/29-35C, per gram of yeast. Sprinkle yeast onto water. Allow slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust to within 10F/6C degrees of wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 59-72F/15-22C.