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Safale BE-256 Belgian Ale Yeast - Fermentis

Safale BE-256 Belgian Ale Yeast - Fermentis

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Abbey style beers are known for their high alcohol content and mild estery flavors, and brewing them is best done with a suitable yeast strain. Safale BE-256 (formerly called Abbaye) ferments fast with very high attenuation, contributing subtle, well-balanced aromas. In high-gravity brews, it can produce beers with up to 11% ABV. Or used for lower-alcohol styles, it gives a dry, crisp finish that makes for refreshing session beers or other light styles.

This yeast can be pitched directly, but if you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.
 
Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort (we suggest 4 oz) at 70°F to 77°F (21 to 25 °C). Do not stir. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.

*See the technical data sheet below for more information on rehydration, usage and storage.

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Making a Belgian Quad
Byron C on Sep 19, 2019
Looking for a dry yeast for summer shipping
Michael M on Jul 20, 2019
Making a Belgian Quad
Byron C on Sep 19, 2019
Looking for a different Belgium style yeast
Charlie B on Jul 24, 2019
Looking for a dry yeast for summer shipping
Michael M on Jul 20, 2019
I plan to mix t-58 with be-256
Greg on Jun 8, 2019
Get yo woman
Wesley H on Sep 11, 2018
Trappist Single
Jonathan L. on Aug 11, 2018
higher gravity , flavors
Donn Martin on Jun 26, 2018
I heard good things about it.
Cormac L on Jun 26, 2018
Wanted to try a Trappist-Style dry yeast.
Daniel F on Apr 17, 2018
Looking for a different Belgium style yeast
Charlie B on Jul 24, 2019
I plan to mix t-58 with be-256
Greg on Jun 8, 2019
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It definitely works fast, make sure you allow PLENTY of headspace. I did two batches of an Imperial Rye India Black ale, one with BE-256 and the other with US-05 and had similar attenuation with both yeasts, the 256 took half the time that the 05 required though. I can't overemphasize the need for headspace, 6 gallons of wort in a 7.9 gallon fermenter blew off more than 2 gallons before fermentation slowed down.
December 18, 2018
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