Resurrecting this thread a bit, but I brewed a wheat on Saturday with this BRY-97 yeast. After reading reports from various sources on the web about slow starts, I decided to make a starter in my 2L flask with a packet of it just to be sure. The starter took off quickly and was done in about 12hrs which seemed promising. I put it in the fridge for a day before brewing.
On brew day, brought it to temp, and pitched it into relatively warm, 75 degree wort at around 3pm.
I ferment in an old fridge with a Johnson controller. I set it to 68 for this batch. Next morning it's rocking with a nice, large Krausen. NO problems with slow starts. I'm curious to see how it tastes and clears because I've been a regular user of S05 and would like to branch out to some other, neutral ale yeasts for my beers.
I also read this is rumored to be Pacman yeast? Has anyone confirmed this or does anyone have any links?