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Wyeast | 5526 Brettanomyces Lambicus | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells
WY5526

Wyeast | 5526 Brettanomyces Lambicus | Beer Yeast | Activator Smack-Pack System™ | 100 Billion Cells

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Description

  • 5526 is a wild yeast strain isolated from Belgian lambic beers
  • Produces a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness along with distinct “Brett” character
  • 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

The quintessential "Brett" strain used for the production of Lambic and other beers.

This is a wild yeast strain isolated from Belgian lambic beers. It produces a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness along with distinct “Brett” character. A pellicle may form in bottles or casks. To produce the classic Belgian character, this strain works best in conjunction with other yeast and lactic bacteria. It generally requires 3-6 months of aging to fully develop flavor characteristics.

Attenuation: 78-84%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 12%
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 60-75°F
Cell Count: 100 Billion

Styles:
Berliner Weisse
Flanders Red Ale
Fruit Lambic
Gueuze
Straight (Unblended) Lambic

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 # WY5526
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
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Weight 0.20 LBS
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Alan S on Mar 6, 2023
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Alan S on Mar 6, 2023
I make an annual kriek lambic, and this will see use soon.
Merlinus Monroe on Jan 29, 2022
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Anthony M on Jan 22, 2022
funky bois
Valued C on Jan 23, 2021
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Jonathan M on Jun 5, 2020
The other 2 of this were dead. Trying again. one last time
Chandler O on Jun 6, 2019
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Greg S on Feb 15, 2019
I make an annual kriek lambic, and this will see use soon.
Merlinus Monroe on Jan 29, 2022
funky bois
Valued C on Jan 23, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
My preferred Brett. Lambicus
Used this in two sour brews. I like the sour cherry flavor development from this yeast. This lambicus has quite a bit less of the barnyard funk and sourness that you can get from Brett Bruxellensis (funk) or lacto and pedio (the sour).
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice and Funky
Just used this, has that good brett funk. Nice pellicle development.
May 4, 2014