Yeast Selection Help
I recently toured New Belgium, great tour by the way, and they had an apple wheat that I wanted to try and clone. I emailed them for help and this is what I got.
Thanks for the kudos. The malt bill was pretty simple. About 2/3rds of it were pale malt, and the other 1/3rd was equally divided between wheat, golden oats, and honey malt. I lightly hopped it at the beginning of the boil with Target hops for bittering and preservation. I used super fresh unpasteurized apple cider from a local orchard , and added just after the boil as we wanted to pasteurize it but not strip the flavor. Fermentation took about 6 days using one of our house ale yeasts. Any clean low estery ale yeast would probably suffice. Hope this helps and happy brewing!
From this I put together this simple recipe.
6lbs Pale 2-row
1lb Wheat Malt
1lb Honey Malt
0.33oz Target @60min
0.5 gal Apple Cider @0min
I don't know much about different yeast strands so I was wondering what a good clean low ester yeast would be for this wheat? Thanks for the help
Last edited by KUbrew; 02-05-2010 at 09:48 PM.