Belgian Saison Wyeast
Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 70-95
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : 76-80
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : 12%
Pitching/Fermentation : This strain is the classic farmhouse ale yeast. A traditional yeast that is spicy with complex aromatics, including bubble gum.
Notes : It is very tart and dry on the palate with a mild fruitiness. Expect a crisp, mildly acidic finish that will benefit from elevated fermentation temperatures. This strain is notorious for a rapid and vigorous start to fermentation, only to stick around 1.035 S.G. Fermentation will finish, given time and warm temperatures. Warm fermentation temperatures at least 90°F (32°C) or the use of a secondary strain can accelerate attenuation.
Best Styles : 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 : White Labs 565
Dry Yeast Substitution : Safbrew T-58, Belle Saison, Abbaye Ale Yeast (Danstar)
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