Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen Yeast

Item Number: 67-3068

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Description

Probable origin: Weihenstephan, Germany
Beer Styles: German Hefeweissen, Crystal weisse, Dunkel weisse, Weisenbock
Commercial examples may include: Ayinger Weissebeer, Tabernash Wheat, Sandwald, Erdinger Weisse, Schneider Weisse
Unique properties: A classic German wheat beer yeast that is used by more German brewers than any other strain in the production of wheat beer. Its properties are dominated by banana ester production, phenols and clove-like characteristics. An extremely attenuative yeast, it produces a tart thirst quenching finish. It is also an extremely low floccing yeast that remains in suspension readily with proteinacous wheat malt. This yeast is sometimes used in conjunction with lager yeast and krausened to finish the beer and to improve the overall dryness. High CO2 levels, typically at 2.7 - 3.2 volumes, is desirable for best presentation. Since this is a true top cropping yeast, it requires full headspace of 33%. Ester formation is significantly affected by aeration and pitching rates. Crystal weisse production typically requires DE filtration, and may prove too difficult for Pad filtration only.
  • Attenuation: 73-77%
  • Flocculation: Low
  • Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 64-75 F (18-24 C)
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV
Consider adding the yeast fuel option.
BrewVint Yeast Fuel is one of the finest all-natural yeast nutrient blends available. It is an AHS exclusive, and does not contain processed nutrient salts. Its powder form is easily utilized by yeast.

BrewVint Yeast Fuel will:
  • Reduce fermentation time.
  • Impart no off-flavors.
  • Provide nutrients often lacking in wort.
  • Provide lipids and amino acids which are beneficial for yeast.
Usage: Use one capsule per 5 gallon batch added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.

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