This yeast garnished my attention as being from a source in New Zealand. I ordered (5) packs of the M20 Wheat / Hefeweizen from Austin Home Brew. When reading the package (where there were no photos on the Internet of the back) I discovered it is actually made in the UK from "Local and imported sources". Excuse me? Imported from New Zealand, or where?
Anyway, I went with my original plan of tasting this yeast by showcasing it. Used an all dry Hefeweizen kit from Morebeer.com, basically 3 gallons of spring water, 6 pounds of DME, no grains, added 14 oz. sugar blend to boost the booze, started the 60 minute boil with .5 oz Northern Brewer hops for bittering. Cooled down to 68-69F in about 15 minutes using 2 gallons of freezer water that was at 34F. Pitched two packs, sealed it and went to bed.
Hello to my second blowoff ever (it was my 8th brew). It blew the lid off the bucket and when I resealed it it instantly blew the airlock into the ceiling fan. Wife was not impressed. We've all been there right?
Cleaned up the mess (only lost a small amount), installed a blow off hose into an empty spring water bottle, it chugged hard for about 6 hours and now I have it under control with an airlock back in place.
So, I would say that a single package of the M20 Wheat is enough for a 6 gallon Hefeweizen.
Will report back on the taste in about a month.
College Station, Texas
Yes, this is indeed my 1st post here. Have been using home brew forums for about 10 years and am looking for a new forum to call home. Thank you to the admin for the access and looking forward to down to earth interaction on this forum, suggested to me by Chris at Austin Home Brew. Cheers.