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Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)

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I had the great pleasure of having a summer wheat ale (several actually) at the Red Hook Brewery. Was told that the yeast produced a banana and clove flavor. Any one know what type of yeast would provide that flavor to a home brewer?


--- Quote from: shawnx86 on January 28, 2010, 02:32:47 AM --- banana and clove flavor.
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For those flavors, look at the German Hefeweizen yeasts.  Something like Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen...

Wyeast 3068 Weizen yeast.
I ferment both Hefe and Dunkelweizens at 63/64 after pitching at 60 and let it ramp up to 65/66 after 3-4 days.

Yeah what he said


--- Quote from: babalu87 on January 28, 2010, 02:49:19 AM --- EDIT
Yeah what he said

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No worries  :D  great minds and all that

WLP380 is the best at producing banana AND clove. Hands down.


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