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Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« on: January 27, 2010, 07:32:47 PM »
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?
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Re: Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 07:47:26 PM »
banana and clove flavor.

For those flavors, look at the German Hefeweizen yeasts.  Something like Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen...

http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain_detail.cfm?ID=135
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Re: Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 07:49:19 PM »
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.

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Re: Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 07:54:20 PM »
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Re: Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 05:32:01 AM »
WLP380 is the best at producing banana AND clove. Hands down.
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Re: Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 09:35:03 AM »
WLP380 is the best at producing banana AND clove. Hands down.

You like it balanced equally and a little tart right?
I like just a smidge more banana than clove
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