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WY3638 Bavarian Wheat Ale Yeast - Wyeast
WY3638

WY3638 Bavarian Wheat Ale Yeast - Wyeast

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Description

A great all around German wheat beer strain!

A complex alternative to the standard German wheat strain profile. This strain produces apple, pear, and plum esters in addition to the dominant banana character. The esters are complemented nicely by clove and subtle vanilla phenolics. The balance can be manipulated towards ester production through increasing 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: 70-76%
Temperature Range: 64-75F, 18-24C
Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV

Styles:
Dunkelweizen
German Hefe-Weizen
Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)v Weizen/Weissbier
Weizenbock

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.
 

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 # WY3638
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.20 LBS
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My favorite German wheat strain
Tom Carola on Mar 16, 2022
Only yeast that will work
Dale S on Nov 9, 2020
My favorite German wheat strain
Tom Carola on Mar 16, 2022
It makes a good weizenbock
Michael B on Dec 22, 2021
Only yeast that will work
Dale S on Nov 9, 2020
ideal yeast for beer style
BRUNO M on Oct 15, 2020
brewing a german hefe wanted something different
Edward S on Apr 8, 2019
try to brew not on Weihenstephan 68
I picked this yeast to brew a wiessen
Rob C on Aug 24, 2018
Required for specific recipe
Todd G H on Jun 9, 2018
As an alternative to the Weihenstephan
Stefan Girgenrath on May 18, 2018
Innoculation of seasonal wheat beer experiment
Todd G H on Mar 16, 2018
It makes a good weizenbock
Michael B on Dec 22, 2021
ideal yeast for beer style
BRUNO M on Oct 15, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great clove phenolics
This is my favorite weizen yeast. It produces wonderful clove phenolics with subtler fruit (banana) esters. Great in both traditional and dunkel- weizen. I won my homebrew club's dunkelweizen competition with this yeast. Powerful fermentation character with a 68 degree fermentation. Leaves a hazy beer, but that's what the style is all about.

The other producer makes this only in a seasonal strain.
March 8, 2014