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ol' rummie 06-05-2009 07:34 PM

US-05 yeast for a Hefe?
 
Anyone use US-05 for a hefe or wheat beer with good results?

Tonedef131 06-05-2009 07:36 PM

American wheat yes, it would be fine.

GreenwoodRover 06-05-2009 07:36 PM

Hefe means roughly yeast in german. The yeast character is supposed to the be main flavor in the beer, so for a "hefe" S-05 would be wayyyyyyyy to clean.

Maybe and american wheat, but I don;t drink/like that style so I couldn't chime in there...

flyangler18 06-05-2009 07:37 PM

Negatory. US-05 is too clean, too flocculant. A Hefeweizen's flavor profile hinges on the yeast strain.

BlindLemonLars 06-05-2009 07:38 PM

You would likely end up with a crisp & clean wheat beer, with none of the esters associated with a hefe. Unless you ferment at 85F or so, and steep some bubble gum, cloves and banana peel! :D

I bet it would be good...just nothing like a hefe.

Trubadour 06-05-2009 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlindLemonLars (Post 1365480)
You would likely end up with a crisp & clean wheat beer, with none of the esters associated with a hefe. Unless you ferment at 85F or so, and steep some bubble gum, cloves and banana peel! :D

I bet it would be good...just nothing like a hefe.

+1. I would use a hefe yeast. I like 3638 for a german hefe.

Tonedef131 06-05-2009 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlindLemonLars (Post 1365480)
Unless you ferment at 85F or so, and steep some bubble gum, cloves and banana peel!

I soooo hope someone does this.

ifishsum 06-05-2009 07:52 PM

I did my very first wheat batch with US-05 and it was a disappointment - it did not have any of the familiar hefeweizen character I was after. I'd strongly recommend getting a hefe yeast if you want it to taste like a hefe. Lately I've been more into the bavarian style (banana esters) so I've been using White Labs WLP300 yeast, but if you prefer more of an american style then you'd want their WLP320. Wyeast has equivalents of these but I don't know the exact strains, my LHBS sells mostly WL vials.

Using the US-05 will make beer, but it won't be a hefeweizen.

ol' rummie 06-05-2009 08:01 PM

How about T-58 or WB-06?

Cpt_Kirks 06-05-2009 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ol' rummie (Post 1365534)
How about T-58 or WB-06?

T-58 is more of a "standard" ale yeast, with a peppery character.

WB-06 really isn't the best wheat beer yeast. I have gotten good results with WB-06 in a Weissenbock, but I would not use if for a hefe.

If you want to make a hefe with a dry yeast, try Danstar Munich. Though, for a really good hefe, you will probably want to go with liquid yeast.


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