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WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:02:31 PM »
Hi all,

On my last 3 wheat beers I brewed with Safbrew WB-06 they all have finished really sour and stayed that way.  It's not an infected sour and the beers I brew alongside with us-05 all finish normally.  I have had to use kits recently because I have absolutely no time between work and work.  1 was a dunkelweizen from the beer nut in Salt Lake City, the other 2 were standard weiss kits from the same store.  I followed standard procedure, for a partial boil, cooled with a chiller and put them in a fridge with the temp controller set to 62.  I then kegged and all three were just sort of sour.  Almost tannin sour. As I said before, pale ales in the fridge right beside them fermented perfectly. 

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Sou
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Re: WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 05:49:22 AM »
Nothing other than the fact, I have a hefe on tap that was fermented at 62f(my standard procedure). I could not figure out why it was so tart, even with a maltier than normal grain bill. Its definitely not my favorite. Reading your post made me realize it was made with wb06(normally I am a hefe iv guy, but the yeast was old and I didn't have time to make a starter)...
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WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 08:18:40 AM »
I have never had great results with that strain. Stick with liquid strain.
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Re: WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 12:19:53 PM »
I get some tartness from some weizen strains. I don't think WB-06 is all that tart, but it's more tart than none-at-all. I also like to lacto-ferment part of my wheat beers, though, so my tartness scale is probably a lot different than yours. 
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Re: WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 08:12:16 AM »
Really? I think it is very tart. Just don't enjoy the results from that yeast, and the tartness is part of my dissatisfaction.
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Re: WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 12:57:19 PM »
Really? I think it is very tart. Just don't enjoy the results from that yeast, and the tartness is part of my dissatisfaction.

Ditto to that, it took my steller 40 point hefe to bleh.
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Re: WB-06 finishing sour in wheat beers
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 05:47:03 PM »
Well, I was afraid of that.  I'll just have to wait to brew a weiss until I have my vacation time.

Thanks,
Sou
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