This yeast is used to produce Oregon style Hefeweizen, which is characterized by yeast in suspension but clean flavors. Unlike WL300, this yeast does not produce the banana and clove notes. It produces some sulfur, but is otherwise a clean fermenting yeast which does not flocculate well, producing a cloudy beer.
|Yeast Style||American Ale|
|Min Fermenting Temp||65|
|Max Fermenting Temp||69|
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I may be in the minority, but I like wheat beers without all the fruit esters like bubble gum. This is the bets yeast I've come across for making wheat beers that let the wheat taste come through without the distraction of the other flavors._x000D_To deal with the cloudiness I cold crash before kegging and then drain the first pint after its kegged and settled. The beer still isn't clear because of the wheat proteins but the yeast flavor is gone.
When I pitched it from a two liter starter with nutrients it started bubbling away that night. I reached final gravity a week later, and gave it a couple of weeks in the secondary, but it still hadn't cleared. I finally used Isinglass and cleared it up, kegged it, and now have a very good Hefeweizen.
Its good in a Hefeweizen. But it doesn't produce the banana and clove flavors so you wont want to use it in a traditional wheat beer. It's neutral tasting, and requires extended ageing and fining to clear. I rack to a better bottle and add Gelatin to get rid of the yeast that wont settle.
I made a starter and it was bubbling away that night. It kept up for a couple of days and was finished. I like the taste, it doesn't have the typical banana aroma and taste of some wheat beers. Its a nice clean taste that lets the base grains shine through. I used Super Irish Moss and Isinglass to get it to clear because it was still cloudy after sitting for a month in the secondary.