Fermentis | SafAle™ WB-06 Wheat Beer | Dry Beer Yeast

Fermentis | SafAle™ WB-06 Wheat Beer | Dry Beer Yeast

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  • WB-06 is a highly attenuative yeast strain that provides a fruity and phenolic character that varies with fermentation conditions
  • Ideal for wheat base beers like Belgian Witbiers and German Weizen beers
  • Fermentis active dry yeast offers reliability, ease-of-use, and consistency to home and professional beverage makers across the world

Specialty yeast selected for wheat beer fermentations. Produces subtle estery and phenol flavor notes typical of wheat beers. Allows you to brew beer with a high drinkability profile and presents a very good ability to suspend during fermentation.

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.

  • Attenuation: 86-90%
  • Sedimentation Time: Slow
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 9-11% ABV
  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 64-78°F

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

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Backup yeast
Stephen M on Mar 6, 2023
It goes with the hefeweizen
Frank C on Mar 1, 2023
Backup yeast
Stephen M on Mar 6, 2023
Charles K on Mar 2, 2023
It goes with the hefeweizen
Frank C on Mar 1, 2023
think will work
kristopher m on Feb 25, 2023
Works well
Valued C on Feb 16, 2023
Good wheat beer yeast
`Ed W on Feb 8, 2023
I use the less expense dry yeasts for my brewing.
Jay S on Feb 1, 2023
Went with my Beer
James Edward S on Jan 7, 2023
liquid yeast expires
Robert K on Jan 4, 2023
TOM L on Dec 30, 2022
Gotta have the right yeast for a heffe, this was the cheapest option.
Jay F on Dec 16, 2022
Brewing Hefeweizen and Wheat Beers
Justin T on Dec 8, 2022
Need it
Ryan P on Nov 19, 2022
Easy to use/store (dry)
Erik V on Nov 16, 2022
For fermenting beer.
Seth N on Oct 11, 2022
Ben P on Oct 8, 2022
Extra yeast for a kit I already have
Steve B on Oct 5, 2022
for wheat beer
Steve D on Sep 9, 2022
It's good to be sure what yeast goes best with the alcohol that you are brewing. I didn't want to take any chances.
Valued C on Aug 25, 2022
I've used it before and liked it
Keith G on Aug 25, 2022
Only dry yeast available
John A D on Aug 23, 2022
Tree House Julius Clone
Jake B on Jun 20, 2022
For wheat beer fermentation @70 F
Jody Detillier on Jun 11, 2022
I think it will be a solid yeast for the Hefeweizen beer I will be brewing soon.
Joseph G on Jun 11, 2022
Brewing a wheat neer
Dennis Pynn, I on Mar 23, 2022
For fermentation
Robert R on Mar 15, 2022
Fermentis recommendation for wheat based beer
Matt F on Feb 22, 2022
Great yeast for weizen beer
Gil Bronstein on Jan 22, 2022
Don't have to worry about the liquid yeast
Quinn N on Jan 11, 2022
for beer
Paul D H on Dec 22, 2021
Jude D on Dec 17, 2021
dont wanna deal with liquids
Tony Hines on Dec 10, 2021
Worked well, good action
Benjamin C C on Dec 7, 2021
To make beer
John E on Dec 2, 2021
Conrad R on Sep 18, 2021
Julius clone recipe
Zafra W on Aug 10, 2021
I use this as my go-to wheat yeast
David S on Jul 26, 2021
Used it before - good results
William D on Jul 22, 2021
Heard good reviews
Heather D on Jul 15, 2021
Stephen G on Jul 2, 2021
Didn’t want to risk liquid yeast during heat
David V on Jun 5, 2021
Easier to ship than liquid yeast
Kevin E on May 18, 2021
Going to brew wheat beers for summer
Keith H on Apr 23, 2021
New use
VE-0930509, Rina R on Mar 23, 2021
Brewing wheat beer!
Joel S on Mar 22, 2021
Good for this style of beer
Bryan & Jenna K on Mar 5, 2021
Have used before and found it to be of good quality
andrew on Feb 24, 2021
Beer will not ferment without
kenneth b on Feb 12, 2021
back up
mike c on Feb 2, 2021
I always use dry yeast
Gary Sandhoff on Feb 2, 2021
Charles K on Mar 2, 2023
think will work
kristopher m on Feb 25, 2023

4.9 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good Product
Worked well for me. Vigorous fermentation with no starter and 5 gallons of wort. Lots of banana flavor, which I wanted.
March 12, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The product came so fast!!
June 18, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Yeast worked great had no problems with it starting
April 30, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Safale WB-06
I use this for most of my wheat beers as it starts quickly and ferments fully .
November 13, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Safale WB-06 "Wheat Yeast"
Bought this without researching enough. Reviews made it sound like a Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast. I brewed with it and definitely not a Hefe yeast. Made a decent beer, but more like an American wheat or even a Belgian Wit. Yeast performed fine, but be aware if you are expecting a Hefe profile.
July 20, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First Time Using Dry Yeast
First time using dry yeast. Really fast starter. Much easier to use and CHEAPER than liquid packs. No starter needed!
August 17, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes a great hef
Fermented it in an ambient temp of about 70 F and it made a great beer with not an overwhelming amount of banana. The clove and banana were nicely balanced and this sucker really dried out too.

Super easy to use and works great.
June 19, 2020
over 4 years ago