Wyeast Liquid Beer Yeast: Brettanomyces Bruxeolensis / 5112
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(BY640-5112) This particular yeast is a wild strain that was collected from the central region of Belgium. It is most often used in addition to a domesticated strain of beer yeast to add a "sweaty horse blanket" flavor and aroma to the brew. This character is somewhat desirable when making a gueuze, lambic or sour brown style beer. Brettanomyces bruxeolensis ferments the best when introduced to the wort after the fermentation as already started. It is also most active in worts that have a lower pH. Some patience will be required to get the most out of this wild yeast: 3 to 6 months aging is recommended for the flavors to fully develop.
- Flocculation: Medium
- Attenuation: Very High
- Temperature Range: 60-75° F (15-24° C)
- Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12% ABV
About Wyeast Beer Yeast:
These are "Direct Pitch Activators™" designed specifically for brewing beer at home. Each pouch contains 100% pure liquid beer yeast. Over 100 billion yeast cells are in each pouch. This is enough to easily ferment 5 gallons of homebrew. Also inside the pouch is an internal nutrient packet. This is the Wyeast Smack-Pack. By smacking and breaking open the nutrient pack within the pouch you are able to pre-start your beer yeast before adding it to your wort.