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Wyeast | 3278 Belgian Lambic Blend | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
WY3278

Wyeast | 3278 Belgian Lambic Blend | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells

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Description

  • 3278 blend contains yeast and bacteria cultures important to the production of spontaneously fermented beers of the Lambic region
  • A Belgian style ale strain, a sherry strain, two Brettanomyces strains, a Lactobacillus culture, and a Pediococcus culture produce the desirable flavor components of these beers as they are brewed in Brussels
  • Activator Smack-Pack System™ "proofs" the yeast and shortens lag time when it hits your wort
  • When smacked, the Activator™ packet releases sugars and nutrients to initiate the culture's metabolism
  • Wyeast has been a pioneer in craft brewing for over 35 years and is committed to creating the finest fermentation products available
  • Although beneficial, cultures do not need to be activated prior to inoculation

This blend of yeast and bacteria comes from a Belgian Brewery and is maintained with a selection of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which include Belgian-style wheat beer yeast, a sherry yeast, Brettanomyces Bruxellensis yeast, Brettomyces Lambicus yeast, Lactobacillus Delbruckii, and finally Pediococcus Cerevisiae. While amazingly complex, this mixture does not include all the possible cultures found in Belgian Lambics. However, it is representative of the organisms which are most important for the desirable flavor components of these beer styles.

Attenuation: 70-80%
Flocculation: Low - High
Alcohol Tolerance: 11%
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 63-75°F
Cell Count: 100 Billion

Styles:
Flanders Red Ale
Lambic
Gueuze
Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer

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 # WY3278
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.20 LBS
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Making a Russian River clone
Eric P on Feb 11, 2023
Looking forward to using the blend!
Sean P on Jan 20, 2023
Making a Russian River clone
Eric P on Feb 11, 2023
Because I'm brewing a lambic.
Jacob C on Jan 31, 2023
Looking forward to using the blend!
Sean P on Jan 20, 2023
Solid yeast culture.
James P on Aug 23, 2022
First try at a Belgian Lambic
David R on May 21, 2021
Recipe recommended
Phil Javete on Oct 8, 2020
for sidra
Yuriy D on Aug 14, 2020
To make sour mead
Elliot M on Aug 7, 2020
Brewing a sour ale
Jeff G on Jul 8, 2020
Doing a Lambic
Kenneth S on Jun 3, 2020
It's old faithful!
Bob D on May 28, 2020
I am making my first sour
Tyrone Anderson on Jan 14, 2020
More lovely beer
Jason Fuller on Jan 14, 2020
I love it
Malcolm F on Aug 28, 2019
I'm making lambic like beer
Michael O on Jul 17, 2019
one of the only mixed cultures available
Michael P on Mar 14, 2019
I dont have it on brazil :)
Jalmar J on Feb 19, 2019
Experimenting with blends
Kevin H on Jan 3, 2019
Requested for Christmas gift
Kia W on Nov 29, 2018
Making a lambic.
George B on Jul 10, 2018
good blend
Tom C on Mar 16, 2018
Because I'm brewing a lambic.
Jacob C on Jan 31, 2023
Solid yeast culture.
James P on Aug 23, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Been using this blend for 20 years, still one of the best!
May 28, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So Far So Good
I've heard a lot a great things about this blend so I decided to give it a shot for my first Lambic. It's currently fermenting, but I was surprised how fast it showed signs of active fermentation. I'll give an update later on the this yeast blend
May 8, 2015