French Saison Wyeast
Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 65-83
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 85-95
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : 12%
Pitching/Fermentation : Very temperature tolerant, very fast, very very highly attenuative. Lower in overall ester production compared to other saison yeasts, less fruit and subtle spice. Awesome with hops.
Notes : A very versatile strain that produces Saison or farmhouse style biers as well as other Belgian style beers that are highly aromatic (estery), peppery, spicy and citrusy. This strain enhances the use of spices and aroma hops, and is extremely attenuative but leaves an unexpected silky and rich mouthfeel. This strain can also be used to restart stuck fermentations or in high gravity beers.
Best Styles : Belgian Blond Ale, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Belgian Specialty Ale, Bière de Garde, Saison
Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Adventures in Homebrewing have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : n/a
Dry Yeast Substitution : Nottingham, BRY-97 American West Coast Ale Yeast (Danstar), Abbaye Ale Yeast (Danstar)
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