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Safbrew BE-256 Belgian Ale Yeast (Fermentis) - 11.5 g
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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. Safbrew 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 is marked as directly pitchable yeast and there are no rehydration instructions.

Some instructions for rehydrating yeasts: Suspend yeast in 4 oz of warm water. Do not stir. Let stand for 15 minutes. Stir gently. Add an equal amount of wort to your solution. Cover, let sit for five minutes, and pitch.

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Weight 0.03LBS
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Doing a brewing comparisons between this and WLP530
Jeff R on Jan 27, 2018
Doing a brewing comparisons between this and WLP530
Jeff R on Jan 27, 2018

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Dry Belgian Ale Yeast, Makes Belgian Ale
This is a moderately fruity (ethyl acetate, isoamyl acetate) belgian ale type strain that does not have the spicy (phenol) character of some belgian strains. I would recommend this for a dark belgian ale or maybe a blonde; it would be pretty good for Rochefort type trappist ales. But it lacks the spice necessary for the trippel or golden strong styles. I used it in a dubbel around 7% and this yeast combined with the candi sugar produced some raisiny notes. I would probably not use this strain for my "competition dubbel" but the convenience of dry yeast can't be denied.
November 24, 2017