Thought to originate from a small but sophisticated Belgian brewer’s spelt saison. It is earthy, spicy, peppery, tart and dry with tropical fruit and citrus at warm fermentation temperatures. A perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons. It favors pitching in the upper 60s or low 70s and being allowed to free rise from there.
Optimum Ferm Temp: 70-84° F (21-29° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: High up to 12%
Compares to WY3726
Omega Yeast Labs’ is based in Chicago and their standard is to provide breweries with pitchable quantities of fresh, made-to-order pure yeast.
Founder and CEO Lance Shaner received a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Texas – Houston. Lance has 9 years of laboratory experience, including 5 years of original research on the stress response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a.k.a. brewer’s yeast). Lance has been an avid homebrewer for 14 years and continues actively homebrewing today.
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