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Old 02-16-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Yeast for an american wheat

Stopped at a hbs the other day and picked up the ingredients for a simple american wheat (DME, Crystal 10, cascade hops) and I asked for whatever yeast they'd reccomend. They gave me safeale 06. Should I go with this or should I pick up something else? Would I be happier with 05? I have some harvested 1056 but its been in the fridge about a month -unwashed & in a capped beer bottle. Thanks

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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I like Wyeast 3463 Forbidded Fruit for my wheat beers.

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #3
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Based on something I heard on a Brewing Network podcast, I used the Wyeast 2656 Kolsch yeast for an American Wheat I made and people seemed to really like it. I had just made a Kolsch so I was repitching, but I don't see why you couldn't use a fresh pitch.

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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From Fermentis:

Safbrew WB-06

A speciality yeast selected for wheat beer fermentations. The yeast produces subtle estery and phenol flavour notes typical of wheat beers. The choice of Wheat or Weizen bier fans. Available in 11.5g sachets

Since you have this why not use it?

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Why not Wyeast 1010 American Wheat?? For an AMERICAN wheat beer...

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:00 PM   #5
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I like the 1010. Did not have good results with the kolsch yeast.

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:07 PM   #6
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Since you have this why not use it? OR Why not Wyeast 1010 American Wheat??
Because both produce flavors that do not belong in the style.


But that's only if you care about guidelines.
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I like the 1010. Did not have good results with the kolsch yeast.
Out of curiosity, what didn't you like about the kolsch yeast? I brewed this last spring and I don't remember exactly how mine tasted, but I remember everyone who sampled it commenting that it had a different taste (than what they were expecting from a wheat beer, I guess), and another brewer really liking it. To each their own

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Old 02-17-2014, 12:22 AM   #8
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I have used 1010 and 1050. Both work well depending on exactly what you are looking for. They will be much less adventurous than some of the others.

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Because both produce flavors that do not belong in the style.


But that's only if you care about guidelines.

Wyeast 1010 American Wheat yeast produces flavors that do not belong in an American Wheat Beer by style??????

Tell me why.
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Kolsh yeast is great for an American Wheat. Ferment cool and lager for a couple weeks. My 2 cents.


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