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Wyeast 3638 Bavarian Wheat
WY3638
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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.
 

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Weight 0.20LBS
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try to brew not on Weihenstephan 68
Maxim Nikolaevich C on Oct 12, 2018
Required for specific recipe
Todd G H on Jun 9, 2018
try to brew not on Weihenstephan 68
Maxim Nikolaevich C on Oct 12, 2018
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
I picked this yeast to brew a wiessen
Rob C on Aug 24, 2018
As an alternative to the Weihenstephan
Stefan Girgenrath on May 18, 2018
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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