(BY640-3068) This is by far the most popular strain of wheat beer yeast used worldwide. It is a well-loved classic. One of its most distinguishing features is it's banana aroma and notes of clove it adds to the beer. How much of each character can be controlled by fermentation temperature and putting the yeast under stress. Because of these features you can see this yeast strain used in fruit beers as well as wheat beers. It is a top-cropping yeast so you will need to allow plenty of head-space in the fermenter.
About Wyeast Beer Yeast:
- Flocculation: low
- Attenuation: 73-77%
- Temperature Range: 64-75° F (18-24° C)
- Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 10% ABV
These are "Direct Pitch Activators™" designed specifically for brewing beer at home. Each pouch contains 100% pure liquid beer yeast. Over 100 billion yeast cells are in each pouch. This is enough to easily ferment 5 gallons of homebrew. Also inside the pouch is an internal nutrient packet. This is the Wyeast Smack-Pack. By smacking and breaking open the nutrient pack within the pouch you are able to pre-start your beer yeast before adding it to your wort.