The mildest on the Brettanomyces funkiness spectrum, Brettanomyces claussenii presents more of a leathery earthiness and some pineapple—both characteristics that are contributed in large part by the aroma alone. It does its best work as a secondary yeast. See also: Brettanomyces bruxellensis (OYL-202), Brettanomyces lambicus (OYL-203) and three of our Funk blends (OYL-210, 211, 212). Not intended to be used as a primary fermentation yeast.
Optimum Ferm Temp: 68–85° F (20–29° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: High - 10%
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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