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Brettanomyces Lambicus Activator 5526

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Brettanomyces Lambicus Activator 5526

SKU: Y5526

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Wild yeast isolated from Belgian lambic beers. Produces a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness along with distinct brett character. Ferments best in worts with reduced pH after primary fermentation has begun. May form a pellicle in bottles or casks. Works best in conjunction with other yeast and lactic bacteria to produce the classic Belgian character. Generally requires 3-6 months of aging to fully develop flavor characteristics.

Flocculation: medium

Attenuation: very high

Temperature Range: 60-75 F (15-24 C)

Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12% ABV

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

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Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 60-75F (15-24C)
Attenuation (%) Very High
Flocculation Medium
Alcohol Tolerance (%) 12

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shipped on time, will be another year before I try the beer!
March 22, 2016
Lambic beer
I made a recipe form Wild Brews using this yeast and some cherry puree._x000D_I sealed it up in a better bottle for 2 years. There is no cherry taste, and it's fairly acidic. It tastes ok, with teh trademark horse blanket Brett taste, and I have enough Lambic to last me for many months. _x000D_I can see making it again, and adding the puree a couple of months before bottling.
January 6, 2014
After 18 months the results are in
I like the Lambic I made with this last January. I kept the entire beer in the same better bottle for 18 months so the bacteria and Brett could eat the dead yeast. It has some sourness and some Lambic funk, and over all I am pleased. I'm curious to see how the taste changes in the bottles over the next 6 months
September 11, 2013
Cherry Kriek
I am making a Cherry Kriek (Lambic) with this culture. I made the base wort and poured it into 6 gallon better bottle, and added the culture. I didn't need a blow off tube but it did form a nice Krausen. I'm going to let it sit for a year, then add cherries with pits and let it sit another year.
May 23, 2013
For Lambics
I used this in a Lambic I brewed about a year ago (they take 12-24 months by the way). I just added some fruit and will give it another 6-12 months before bottling it. It has a nice taste and sourness already and I am pleased with this activator. I'll report back when its bottled and consumed.
February 24, 2013
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