Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse (WLP4046)
From: The Yeast Bay
Type: Kveik Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This culture is a single strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, isolated from a Lithuanian Farmhouse mixed culture kindly provided by Julius Simonaitis via Lars Garshol. Across a wide temperature range this culture will throw a potent mix of orange, tropical fruit and stone fruit esters that is reminiscent of POG Juice® (passionfruit, orange, guava) accompanied by distinct spicy, earthy and herbal undertones.
Brewing Properties of Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse
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.
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