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Old 10-25-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Safale WB-06

Didn't even know it existed until I saw it at the LHBS the other day. It's a dry wheat beer yeast, which has me so freakin' excited. To be able to make wheat beer without having to special-order liquid yeast is amazing!

I got a couple packets...does anyone have any experience with it? The LHBS owner said that if you ferment it in the low to mid 70's, you get more oft he banana-clovey esters, but beyond that, I don't know...

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Old 10-25-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Dried wheat beer yeasts are new, which is why you haven't heard of them. I would not be surprised to see other specialty yeasts in dried form, now that the market is big enough support the testing necessary.

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I have just used it in my American wheat. I fermented at 70 and it has banana like flavors

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I too purchased some. I am stoked as well. So much less expensive than those liquids, if in fact it works as well. I have no reason to believe otherwise with the great results I get from Safale.

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Nice...also got the 04, which I think the guy said was whitbread, and another one that was some other english strain..forget the # though. Fermentis doesn't even have the SB-06 listed on their website.

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I've used the Brewferm Blanche dry wheat yeast that Austin Homebrew carries...

At the time I used it, it was still $4 for packet of this dry yeast (so not much savings over the $6 liquid), but I did it for experimentation purposes.

The Hefe that I brewed turned out great and had the typical esters/fruity/banana/clove flavors... Couldn't have been any better than if I had used liquid. The dry yeast, when rehydrated, with no starter also started fermenting in literally 3 hours...

I assume the WB-06 was about 50% the cost of the Brewferm yeast I used? $2 a pack roughly? If so, even more reason to use it!

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Nice...also got the 04, which I think the guy said was whitbread, and another one that was some other english strain..forget the # though. Fermentis doesn't even have the SB-06 listed on their website.
t-58 is their witbread yeast. 04 is an english style ale yeast. I just brewed a Hefe with 06. Fermented out pretty quickly and smells great ... it's been in primary now for about 5 days. Started in about 3-4 hours after pitching. I fermented towards the higher range (70-72) because I wanted more of the banana flavors.
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WB-06 was good to me. I made what I suppose you'd call a German Wheat.. I mean, I hesitate to call it a Hefe because I don't know if the dry strain is hefe. In any case, I used german hops. I fermented at 68 to keep the banana at bay since I'm adding a peach extract but it reminds me of a Pyramid Hefe.

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