Bavarian Hefe (GY017)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
A Hefeweizen yeast from one of Bavaria's oldest breweries. Produces the traditional clove and banana flavors associated with the style— especially when fermented warm.
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Brewing Properties of Bavarian Hefe
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
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.
Comparable Beer Yeasts
If you cannot find Bavarian Hefe (GY017) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Bavarian Hefe
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Bavarian Hefe yeast:
Dunkelweizen, Gose, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock
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