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Brett Q Yeast from Escarpment Labs

Brett Q

From: Escarpment Labs
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

This unique Brettanomyces bruxellensis strain was originally isolated from a barrel-aged sour beer from Quebec. This strain typically completes primary fermentation within one month, and is also suitable for secondary aging of a wide range of beer styles where subtle Brett character is desired. Tasting notes include ripe strawberry, pear, apple, with underlying funk.

Brewing Properties of Brett Q

The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.

Alcohol Tolerance
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
High%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
80%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
Medium-Low
Optimal Temperature
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
68-77° F
(20-25° C)

Common Beer Styles using Brett Q

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Brett Q yeast:

Sours


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