Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes Yeast
One of many great beer yeasts to produce classic Belgian ales. Phenolics develop with increased fermentation temperatures, mild fuitiness and complex spicy character. Apparent attenuation: 72-76%. Flocculation: high. Optimum temp: 65°-85° F
*NOTE:*During summer months, we include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeast orders. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will stay frozen given transit times and particularly hot temperatures. For this reason, we recommend ordering dry yeast during summer months.
|Yeast Disclaimer||We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.|
|Yeast Style||Belgian Ale|
|Min Fermenting Temp||65|
|Max Fermenting Temp||85|
I use 3522 for NB Carmelite Triple-Grain Tripel kit, and other Belgians. For the Tripel I pitch at 500-600 Billion and ferment out IAW directions. 3522 top crops and forms and unusually dense and persistent krausen. Each transfer causes yeast in suspension to drop out. I bottle from a charged Keg and I do get a faint trub in each bottle of Tripel. This Tripel bottle conditions well and the trub "sticks" to the bottom better with age. This is a light colored Tripel but will darken if you let it sit too long on the trub in the carboy, but I don't think this affects the taste. A great yeast once you get use to it's quirks without the strong peppery phenols of some Belgian yeasts. Cheers.
Worked great. Fermented at around 70f. Took right off and finished in less than 2 weeks on a 1.081 OG Amber. Down to 1.013. Nice balance of fruity and phenolic.
Clean, clear, and belgian. This yeast, when done fermenting, droped out like wyeast 1056. No need for secondary for me, it leaves clear yummy beer. I fermented this in a closet with temperature ranging from high 78 degrees day time to 68 degrees at night. It was never really consitent, but no off flavors no banana like some belgians. Great choice for summer temps. I like this yeast so much, i'll probably brew with this even winter. Yes Sure. Thank You Sure.