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Old 09-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default WB-06 Hefeweizen taste

I fermented a kit wheat with WB-06. I tried noticing clove and banana, but what stands out is a licorice flavor. Am I confusing flavors, or does this yeast yield a different note?

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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WB-06 should DEFINITELY give you the banana and clove esters. I've done a handful of Hefe's with it and had outstanding flavors, but none were of licorice. I would have dumped 5 gallons if I tasted licorice (I hate locorice lol). What were your ferm temps and time?

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Ferm temp 68F, 4 weeks in primary, 2 week bottle carbing. Maybe it's just raw, but my understanding is that hefes should be drunk young.

BTW, I actually like licorice, especially the salted kind from Dutch stores.

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I just used WB 06 for the first time on a wheat-rye beer with 1.053 OG and 1.003 FG... 3 weeks in the primary and 10 days in the bottle, i'm not getting any banana. Instead, i'm getting a spicy + bitter after taste that may be from the 2# of rye malt...but not what I was going for.

Hoping it will get better in the next 10 days.

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I just used WB 06 for the first time on a wheat-rye beer with 1.053 OG and 1.003 FG... 3 weeks in the primary and 10 days in the bottle, i'm not getting any banana. Instead, i'm getting a spicy + bitter after taste that may be from the 2# of rye malt...but not what I was going for.

Hoping it will get better in the next 10 days.
2# of rye will definitely give you the peppery spice you're getting!
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