Q: What yeast would you recommend to mimic the actual Oberon flavor?
A: Wko320 or wyeast 1010 would be the best bet to get as once to the commercial version as possible
Q: I haven't ordered from you guys before, so I'm a little confused. Do I need to select a yeast, or will you include one by default if no yeast is selected?
A: Yeast is not included in the kit cost and would need to be selected from the drop down menu. Any of the offerings will make the batch true to style, for either the wheat, for the newer Oberon recipe, or, the Saison for the original version of oberon that was produced years back.
Q: How does the recipe change if I want to do a full boil?
A: You should get better hop utilization with a full boil. So ever so slightly more bitter.
Q: What is the best yeast to use with this kit?
A: It is based on preference. White labs 320 American wheat, Wyeast 1010 American wheat are the go to selections.
Q: You state that it would come with salafe US-05. I have found this to be a great pale ale yeast, so I'm surprised to see it here when the recipe calls for either wheat or saison yeasts. How would the overall flavor be affected by this style change? Would the Belle Saison Danstar or another dry yeast be closer?
A: Oberon has been an American Wheat beer now for many yeast, the estery yeast profile left when the popularity of the beer increased. The Wyeast 1010 or White Labs 320 would be the closest match to the current state of Oberon, those are both American Wheat yeasts. Safale US-05 would be the closest option for a clean fermenting ale yeast such as these. If you want to make it as a more traditional Oberon of old, then a Saison yeast would be more up your alley.
Q: What dry yeast comes with the oberon kit?
A: Safale US-05 would be provided with this kit. If you would prefer a wheat yeast such as WB-06, you can request that particular yeast strain in the comments section at checkout.
The order page only gives a Wyeast or White Labs option for liquid yeast, but does not specify which. If I want a specific strain, can I skip that option and just order the yeast I want?
A: Yes you can. Just select the "yeast not needed" option. Then add the yeast you chose a la carte.
Q: Is this an all grain recipe or extract?
A: This is an Extract Kit.
Q: Do you guys crush the grain before sending?
A: The grains come crushed unless if you click no to crushing the grains on the checkout screen.
Q: I purchased the Solsun clone but will not have time to brew it for a couple of weeks. Do I need to, or will it hurt to put the liquid wheat extract in the refrigerator?
A: There is no need to refrigerate your extract. It will be just fine sitting in a cool, dark closet or cupboard for a couple weeks.