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Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen
WY3068

Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen

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Description

The classic and most popular German wheat beer strain used worldwide. Produces a balance of banana esters and clove phenolics. 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%.

Origin:
Flocculation: low
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 64-75° F (18-24° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 10% ABV

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

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

Item # WY3068
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19 LBS
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Great yeast for German Hefeweizens
Paul G on Oct 30, 2020
Banana esters
Great yeast for German Hefeweizens
Paul G on Oct 30, 2020
This is serving as the reference standard for a Hefe Weizen recipe to compare Munich Yeast and an number of Kveik strains.
Dan Kuczmarski on Aug 11, 2020
Banana esters
for ester profile at higher fermentation temps
Valued C on Jul 1, 2020
Brewing a hefe- heard this is the best strain for it
Adam Brendon L on Jun 18, 2020
This is the recommended yeast.
Patrick B on Jun 15, 2020
Comparing to White Labs.
Kadouri, D on Jun 4, 2020
love that Weihenstephan flavor profile
John F on May 26, 2020
great spicyness
Patrick M on May 22, 2020
This is the best authentic and reliable weizen yeast. I use it all the time!
Kurt L on May 19, 2020
No white labs available
ANTHONY K on May 18, 2020
Because its Weihenstephan
Robin L on May 14, 2020
recommended
Fred B on May 13, 2020
Suggested
Robert D on May 2, 2020
Great yeast!
Scott C on Apr 30, 2020
I used it with last batch, turned out, came out perfect.
Joe M on Apr 29, 2020
getting ready for summer!
Brian Root on Apr 23, 2020
Should I have chosen a different one?
Kenneth N on Apr 15, 2020
Specific to recipe
Eugene M on Apr 12, 2020
Recommended for a gose we are brewing
Robert J V on Apr 4, 2020
Oldest continuous brewery , been going there since 1980
Michael L H on Apr 1, 2020
sub for M20 Mangrove Jack
Tom N on Mar 27, 2020
I like better then white labs
Douglas G on Mar 12, 2020
Because it goes with the kit I ordered
Josh C on Mar 9, 2020
I love a Bavarian Weissbier!
David S on Mar 3, 2020
I have used it before and like the results
Timothy R on Feb 19, 2020
Best yeast for this kit
Christine P on Jan 10, 2020
The Majority of Recipies for the HefeWeizen on Brewers Friend recommend this yeast
Dan Kuczmarski on Jan 8, 2020
I prefer liquid yeast, and have used this product before
Timothy R on Dec 13, 2019
For its cool name
Drewbrewski on Nov 25, 2019
Wyeast has been good to me
Nic G on Nov 23, 2019
good yeast
Chateau Aeronautique W on Oct 16, 2019
Recommended yeast.
Paul Korinko on Oct 8, 2019
Wanna brew a sour hef?
Allen R on Aug 28, 2019
My favorite
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
Experience and good results
William H on Jul 26, 2019
This makes fantastic wheat beers. Strong banana and clove phenolics.
Andrew L on Jul 23, 2019
Perfect yeast for the Jefferson
John P on Jun 17, 2019
We make a summer beer with this
William W on May 3, 2019
liquid over dry yeast all day
Christopher B on Apr 29, 2019
Great yeast for making the German Hefeweizen kit.
D A on Mar 14, 2019
haven't tried yet
robin a on Mar 14, 2019
Great Yeast
Michael Z on Mar 5, 2019
recipe
Norbert I on Jan 22, 2019
My first time to use this.
Francisco C R on Jan 22, 2019
Want best results
Arick H on Jan 21, 2019
Making a Sahti and can't get true Finnish Baker's Yeast, so using this to achieve the banana character.
Mike T on Dec 19, 2018
Great reviews!
Seth G on Dec 10, 2018
Tony of course
Juan G on Nov 28, 2018
favorite dark wheat beer yeast
Donnie F on Nov 17, 2018
This is serving as the reference standard for a Hefe Weizen recipe to compare Munich Yeast and an number of Kveik strains.
Dan Kuczmarski on Aug 11, 2020
for ester profile at higher fermentation temps
Valued C on Jul 1, 2020
Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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The Best Cider That I Have Tasted
I'm not sure if anyone else has used this to brew cider, but I decided to do it and it is, by far, the best cider that I have ever tasted. It has an extremely smooth and different flavor.
November 20, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
WYeast 3068
This yeast fired up 12 hrs lag time with a very vigorous fermentation for my Hefeweisen. It’s still working 6 days after pitching.
November 19, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Very happy with this.
Very happy with this yeast. Fermented to just the right balance of banana and clove in 3 days. Made a 1 liter starter 24 hrs before brew day, Great summer beer.
July 2, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Very good German hefe yeast
Made a starter with 2 packs of 3068 since I was brewing a weizenbock. Fermentation started off quickly & within 4 hours. Attenuation was very good too & exceeded what I expected. The total time for complete fermentation was only about 1 week. Flavor and aroma are good & will be kegging the beer soon. Very satisfied.
June 14, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
The go to for Hefe
The only yeast I use for Hefe or Roggenbier, always had good results.
September 30, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Explosive!
Be careful with this one - after 16 hours in my fermenter, it exploded through the airlock. Best to use a blowoff tube or increase your headspace.

I fermented at 62F ambient temp, and got more clove taste than banana (alternatively, I've read if you ferment warmer you'll get more banana than clove).You will not go wrong with this yeast.
August 13, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Freshest Wyeast I have purchase in a long time!
February 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect for the job at hand
Used this to ferment a Sahti with a 1.082 OG. Direct pitched and had a full krausen within 24 hours. Gave me a great banana character at 64F.
January 9, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Good Hefeweizen yeast.
The yeast arrived still cold with the ice pack. The beer fermented well and is in a keg on CO2. I tasted my heffeweiz as I transferred it into the keg...delicious. I can't wait to try it carbonated. I'd recommend it to anyone.
December 19, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Must have!
If you're going to make a Hefeweizen, this is a must have! It's the only way to get the notes of clove and banana that Hefeweizen's are known for.
May 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago