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Omega Yeast Tropical IPA

$8.99

SKU# OYL200

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A unique strain formerly classified as Brettanomyces but since found to be Saccharomyces. Produces a beer with tropical fruit characteristics of mango and pineapple, adding another dimension to the hops in your own Tropical IPA recipes. Can also be used to produce effervescence when bottle-conditioning. A distinctive yeast that will help your IPA stand out from the crowd.
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A unique strain formerly classified as Brettanomyces but since found to be Saccharomyces. Produces a beer with tropical fruit characteristics of mango and pineapple, adding another dimension to the hops in your own Tropical IPA recipes. Can also be used to produce effervescence when bottle-conditioning. A distinctive yeast that will help your IPA stand out from the crowd.
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Yeast Format Liquid
Yeast Style IPA Ale Yeast
Min Fermenting Temp 75
Max Fermenting Temp 85
Flocculation Low
Min Attenuation % 85
Max Attenuation % No
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Great flavor.
I just bottled the first ipa I made with this yeast. I have made dozens of ipas and this one I think is gonna be the best. Poured myself a glass right out of the bottling bucket, so it was warm and flat, but the flavor was amazing. I don't know if I'll ever use any other yeast for ipas again.
February 13, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Big Attenuator
Got 83% attenuation on this yeast in a Rye Pale Ale, flavor contributions noted in the description were accurate. Just keep the attenuation in mind when setting your target ABV.
February 26, 2017
My beer smelled like pineapples while it was fermenting, looking forward to trying the finished product.
May 16, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
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Since this is a Brett/Sacc strain, do I need to have separate equipment for fermenting with it so I do not contaminate other beers? Not entirely sure if this is considered a "sour beer" strain or not...
John U on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a Sacc strain and contains zero Brett. As long as you have good sanitation techniques, you shouldn't have a problem. This yeast produces fantastic tropical/citrus notes (great for ales, IPAs, especially NEIPAs) but by no means makes a sour beer. I used it for a Galaxy IPA, fermented at 75F, and had amazing results. High attenuation - 1.060 all the way down to 1.006! The end result was a hazy, juicy, hop bomb. The grapefruit, mango, and pineapple notes really pop. If this is what you're looking for this yeast is for you. If you are looking to make a sour beer with Brett-like qualities, you will be disappointed.
Do I need to make a big starter for this yeast? Like I would for a wild/brett strain? I usually make 6 gallon batches. Is their a long lag time before fermentation begins?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used this yeast when creating an IPA with 1.060 OG. I did make a starter. I pitched it around 3 pm on brew day and when I woke up the next morning at 7 am it was already showing signs of active fermentation.
Is this the same strain as WLP644?
Greg S on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Omega does state that it is comparable to yp644. It likely must be from the same source, it is also listed as a unique strain formerly classified as Brett and since proven to be a brux-like saccharomyces.
Since this was thought to be Brett, but is Sacc... should I have separate fermentation vessels and equipment for handling the beer? I don't want to cross contaminate my normal ales.
A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This strain is actually a sacc yeast and so you do not need separate equipment. Just be sure to clean and sanitize as normal and you will have nothing to worry about.

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