White Labs - Abbey Ale is used in two of the six Trappist breweries remaining in the world. It is an excellent yeast for Belgian Ales, Dubbels and Tripels. This yeast produces the distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics. It starts well and finishes strong and clean.
Pitch at 66-68F and let it rise up 1-2 degrees per day and hold it at 72-75F for 7-14 days. This yeast finishes dry. With a gravity beer of 1.080 SG we recommend using 8g of Fermaid K (AD345) in conjunction with this yeast during the first 24-48 hours after pitch.
Flocculation: Medium to high
Fermentation Temp: 64-74F
Wyeast Equivalent: 1214 Belgian Ale
This strain is one of Vinnie Cilurzo's (Russian River Brewing Company) favorite yeast strains for his famous bottle conditioned belgian ales.
For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.