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Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« on: April 19, 2010, 08:10:27 AM »
having learned the advantage of not being the first nor the last to attempt a new process (a variant of "he who hesitates is often saved"),I have yet to use my WB 06. for a hefeweiss.Please share your experiences with it and include the mashing and fermenting temps since this seems critical in this style

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Re: Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 08:20:12 AM »
having learned the advantage of not being the first nor the last to attempt a new process (a variant of "he who hesitates is often saved"),I have yet to use my WB 06. for a hefeweiss.Please share your experiences with it and include the mashing and fermenting temps since this seems critical in this style

I do a two step infusion mash 110 then 133
I then do a decoction mash to get to 152 ( I think decoction is critical with German Wheat beers)

Pitch at 60 and ferment at 64-65 is what gave me the best results with that yeast
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Re: Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 11:42:35 AM »
It's a great yeast. Also did decoction/no decoction and it seems the decoction was better.

Ferment mid 60's and it's ready in about two weeks. I didn't get too much clove/banana from it. Also this yeast drops pretty fast so you'll end up with a crystal-weisse if it's kegged.
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Re: Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 12:17:12 PM »
I'm personally not a big fan of the strain. For me it produces a mostly tart one dimensional weissbier. My recommendation is stick with superior liquid strains.
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Re: Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 12:25:18 PM »
I'm personally not a big fan of the strain. For me it produces a mostly tart one dimensional weissbier. My recommendation is stick with superior liquid strains.

Yes, I would agree with this
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Re: Saf WB-06 Dried Wheat Yeast
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 08:01:12 AM »
I'd also agree with Keith, when making a weizen. I do, however, like WB-06 in a American Wheat, for something with more character than 1010 or 1056.
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