• 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen

The classic and most popular German wheat beer strain used worldwide. This yeast strain produces a beautiful and delicate balance of banana esters and clove phenolics. The balance can be manipulated towards ester production through increasing the fermentation temperature, increasing the wort density, and decreasing the pitch rate. Over pitching can result in a near complete loss of banana character. Decreasing the ester level will allow a higher clove character to be perceived. Sulfur is commonly produced, but will dissipate with conditioning. This strain is very powdery and will remain in suspension for an extended amount of time following attenuation. This is true top cropping yeast and requires fermenter headspace of 33%.

Origin: 
Weihenstephan 68 (S. delbrueckii single strain)

Flocculation: low


Attenuation: 73-77%


Temperature Range: 64-75° F (18-24° C)


Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 10% ABV

 

Recommended Styles:

Dunkelweizen

Fruit Beer

German Hefe-Weizen

Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)

Weizen/Weissbier

Weizenbock

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3068 Weihenstephan Weizen

  • Brands Wyeast
  • Product Code: 3068XL
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $6.95


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Tags: Wyeast 3068, Weihenstephan yeast, Wheat yeast, Liquid Brewing Yeast, smack pack, activator pack