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Saison Blend Yeast from The Yeast Bay

Saison Blend (WLP4007)

From: The Yeast Bay
Type: Blend  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Brettanomyces, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

A blend of two unique Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains (one being STA1+) isolated from beers that embody the saison style, this blend is a balance of the many classic saison flavors and aromas. One yeast strain is a good attenuator that produces a spicy and mildly tart and tangy beer with a full mouthfeel, the other a good attenuator that produces a delightful ester profile of grapefruit and orange zest. This blend exhibits very low diastatic activity.

Brewing Properties of Saison Blend

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.
78-84%
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.
72-82° F
(22-28° C)

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