Brettanomyces lambicus Wyeast
Species : Brett
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 60-75
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : Very High
Flocculation : Medium
Alcohol Tolerance : 12%
Pitching/Fermentation : This is a wild yeast strain isolated from Belgian lambic beers.
Notes : It produces a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness along with distinct “Brett” character. A pellicle may form in bottles or casks. To produce the classic Belgian character, this strain works best in conjunction with other yeast and lactic bacteria. It generally requires 3-6 months of aging to fully develop flavor characteristics.
Best Styles : Lambics, Geuze, Fruit Lambic, Belgian Style Beers
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 653?
Dry Yeast Substitution : n/a
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