The classic and most popular German wheat beer strain used worldwide. This yeast strain produces a beautiful and delicate balance of banana esters and clove phenolics.
The balance can be manipulated towards ester production through increasing the fermentation temperature, increasing the wort density, and decreasing the pitch rate. Over pitching can result in a near complete loss of banana character. Decreasing the ester level will allow a higher clove character to be perceived. Sulfur is commonly produced, but will dissipate with conditioning.
This strain is very powdery and will remain in suspension for an extended amount of time following attenuation.
This is true top cropping yeast and requires fermenter headspace of 33%.
Flocculation: low Attenuation: 73-77% Temperature Range: 64-75° F (18-24° C) Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 10% ABV
Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
Please note: It is highly recommended that a cold pack be purchased when ordering liquid yeast. High Gravity cannot guarantee the viability of liquid yeast if it fails to work unless it was purchased with a cold pack. You can add it to the order by checking the cold pack box near the bottom of the page before adding the yeast to the cart.