OYL004 West Coast Ale I - Omega Yeast

OYL004 West Coast Ale I - Omega Yeast

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Looking for yeast that will provide a clean fermentation and keep your beer's flavor profile focused on the malt and hops? Omega West Coast Ale I is the answer. Popularly called “Chico”, this strain reliable, versatile and popular neutral foundation for displays of malts and hops. Often used as a house strain, it is highly attenuative and moderately flocculent. And it ferments crisp and clean with light citrus notes under 66° F (19° C). Also try DIPA (OYL052) to highlight hops more.
Attenuation: 73-80%
Flocculation: Medium-Low
Alcohol Tolerance: 11% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 60-73°F
Cell Count: 200 Billion

Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.

Item # OYL004
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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recommended in recipe
Jeffrey S on Dec 30, 2022
I learn towards Omega for all my batches. Great reputation
JAMES S on Dec 23, 2022
recommended in recipe
Jeffrey S on Dec 30, 2022
works well
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
I learn towards Omega for all my batches. Great reputation
JAMES S on Dec 23, 2022
Recipe called for it
RICH C on Nov 29, 2022
Excellent fermentation - brings out the flavors in the beer
Gary B on Nov 8, 2022
Trying something new
Jason M on Nov 7, 2022
making an IPA
David T on Sep 22, 2022
Brewing a Pumpkin Imperial Ale.
Victor Soto on Aug 17, 2022
Like the brand
Becky C on Aug 16, 2022
I don’t know, I just did.
Gregory K on Aug 6, 2022
Omega yeast rules
Ben S on Jul 30, 2022
recommended by customer service
Rich W on Jun 24, 2022
seems like a good one
Dr. Ray A on Apr 6, 2022
This yeast is awesome. Hit final gravity every time so far
joseph s on Mar 19, 2022
wanted a quality yeast
peter t on Jan 5, 2022
Liked the description of expected results
joseph s on Dec 15, 2021
Yeast article recommendation
Ryan L on Nov 2, 2021
Because WCIII was not available
Michael R on Oct 20, 2021
Good yeast makes good beer
Brendan D on Sep 16, 2021
I like it
Bob on Jul 30, 2021
Used in the past and like it
Michael M H on Jul 16, 2021
D. Francis on May 22, 2021
Best yeast in my opinion
kevin v on May 11, 2021
Heard good things about Omega Yeast
Andy H on May 4, 2021
I like Omega Yeast
Seth J on Mar 24, 2021
To eat sugar
Timothy W on Jan 16, 2021
Used it before reliable
Rommel A on Nov 26, 2020
Only yeast I will use seem to have my best results with this one
Jerry on Nov 21, 2020
I like Omega and i am trying an imperial red recipe.
Michael O on Nov 19, 2020
teaching a class
Eric Alan Clarke S on Oct 14, 2020
Omega yeasts have performed well for me. Using the OYL004 for a fruity IPA.
GLEN A TOWERY on Mar 26, 2020
First time user
Jorge Luis V on Feb 6, 2020
I dig, Omega Yeast, but haven’t used this strain yet.
John P on Sep 7, 2019
works well
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
Recipe called for it
RICH C on Nov 29, 2022
How long will the yeast last in the fridge?
THOMAS FAZIO on Dec 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Well, assuming that it is fresh, a fair amount of time. I've had it in the refrigerator for more than three weeks with no problem. Unlike Wyeast, this does not have an inner packet that you have to break open. On the other hand, if it is swollen when you get it, then you would need to use it fairly quickly.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast for the double ipa we made
December 15, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love me some yeast
Only yeast I will use seems to give me the best results time after time. Works great with an yeast starter this is and will be my go to yeast without great yeast you will have average beer.
December 27, 2020
over 2 years ago