Belgian Wheat (OYL-029)
From: Omega Yeast
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This strain is great for a wheat beer with more ester complexity than Hefeweizen Ale I (OYL-021) and Hefeweizen Ale II (OYL-022). The strain features apple, bubblegum, plum, and a lightly tart and dry finish. It supports malt and hop flavors well.
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Brewing Properties of Belgian Wheat
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 Belgian Wheat (OYL-029) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Belgian Wheat
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Belgian Wheat yeast:
Hefeweizen & Ales
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