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Safbrew WB-06 Ale Dry Yeast

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SKU# Y017

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WB-06 produces estery and phenol notes typical of Bavarian-style wheat beers.

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The US release of this highly-anticipated dry yeast selected for wheat beer fermentations. WB-06 produces estery and phenol notes typical of Bavarian-style wheat beers. Flocculation: low Final gravity: high. Optimum temp: 59°-75° F

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Yeast Format Dry
Yeast Style N/A
Min Fermenting Temp 59
Max Fermenting Temp 75
Flocculation No
Min Attenuation % No
Max Attenuation % No
Reviews
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Blow off tubing is a MUST!
This yeast is VERY active, I pitched it straight into my bavarian wheat at around 74-75 degrees and in maybe an hour it was already starting to form tiny little patches of bubbles on the surface of the beer. Then thanks to an annoying mockingbird I woke up early in the morning and saw that the beer was starting to foam out of the carboy (thanks for waking me up mockingbird!). So be ready for this one to GO and go FAST!
February 27, 2017
more of an american wheat
Regardless of the origin, this is one of my favorite wheat beer yeasts and it produces a beer that is more of an american wheat than a German wheat. The banana and clove are a little more dialed down, which if you know that going in can be a good thing. I like a good hefe but I also like this yeast a lot, an easy drinker for sure.
July 19, 2016
Awesome yeast
Best yeast I have ever used. It was working in less than 30 min. Very aggressive. Will use many more times in future.
April 24, 2017
people loved it
I used this in a dunkel style. I was very pleased with the performance and aroma and flavor. Banana and clove was more subdued than weihanstephan. I picked up a little bit of a spicy note that was unique and very pleasant. Definitely using again.
July 17, 2017
Great for my Hefe
I used this beer for my Heavy Hefeweizen, it produced great flavors and decent attenuation. Agreed with others that a blowoff tube is a must, this stuff was pushing out the tube for several days. I will use this again for my wheats as it is easy, cheap, and it works.
March 30, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Excellent dry yeast
I just used this for a German smoked ale and was pleased with the results
November 5, 2013
Pleasantly surprised
I needed to replenish the brewing pipeline after a brief hiatus. I thought a schnell weizen could be turned around from pot to pour in short order. Kegged after 9 days and although I would tolerate some flaws with this approach, I am not getting any in this beer! Very pleased with the results given the all-extract, dry yeast, shortcut process on this one.
April 25, 2014
Great Aroma!
Just used this yeast on my American Wheat and works like a charm if you want the Bavarian Wheat ester character in an ale. Great Banana and Clove nose with a slight lemon finish. Really nice. Got a little more attenuation than I was expecting but at 79%, I'm not complaining. Still plenty of malt backbone.
January 3, 2013
Outstanding
Using WB-06 was the final tweak that I was looking for in a Belgian White Ale. Great nose, and a tangy hint that didn't happen with other yeasts. Love this stuff!
November 26, 2010
33 per cent of my brews are hefeweizens. I love 'em. This yeast works well EVERY time with a fast start. just sprinkle it in
February 8, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
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Would this yeast be a suitable dry yeast for an ale version of Oktoberfest? Can't really do any lagering where I live now so ales it is. I read that K-97 was good for this type of thing but I can't find that anywhere to buy where it's not in an expensive bulk pack. Other than that I may just try Safale 04 or US-05 but read that this WB-06 yeast may impart some of the esters and banana notes usually found in an Oktoberfest despite being a yeast for wheat beers. Any advice for a newbie like me?
Jason H on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The WB-06 will ferment that brew

however US-05

S-04

or Nottingham would be better options with a more neutral yeast character

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