This popular German strain is used in the production of traditional, authentic hefeweizen. It produces a high level of isoamyl acetate, giving the resulting beer notes of banana. With balanced phenol production, this strain produces notes of clove but remains banana forward. Low flocculation leaves the desired cloudy look, appropriate for the German wheat beer style. Pitching rate and temperature will dramatically affect the flavour and aroma of this strain. Traditional brewing techniques suggest underpitching to produce more classic characteristics of the style.
The PurePitch® Next Generation pack combines the ease of the vial and the innovation of PurePitch®, offering a pouch with a cap and double the pitch at 7.5 million cells/ mL; a commercially recommended pitching rate allowing you to pitch like the pros. No need for starters!
Price is per package and includes an ice pack for shipping at no additional cost to keep your yeast cool during transit. Refrigerate as soon as you receive your order.
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 20-22°C
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium to High (8-12%)
From: White Labs, USA
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