Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat Blend Yeast
Wyeast 3056 is a Bavarian Wheat Blend of top-fermenting ale and wheat strains producing mildly estery and phenolic wheat beers.
Blend of top-fermenting ale and wheat strains producing mildly estery and phenolic wheat beers. Apparent attenuation: 64-74%. Flocculation: medium. Optimum temp: 64°-74° 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||Wheat Ale|
|Min Fermenting Temp||64|
|Max Fermenting Temp||74|
I'm giving this yeast a 5-star rating because it worked as advertised, fermenting quickly and without causing any drama like having the kreusen plugging the airlock and having the lid blowing off the fermenter (which has happened to me with past weizen fermentations using other yeasts --- Wyeast 3638, or maybe 3068). However, this yeast blend will NOT produce a wheat beer with a strong Bavarian hefeweizen flavor like an Andechser, Schneider or Paulaner. Instead, the blend produces a hint of flavors that reminds me of Spaten hefeweizen. So, I found the description of this yeast to be completely accurate, and if the described flavor is what you want, then this is a 5-star beer. If you want to make a beer with more classic Bavarian hefeweizen "character", then I think that this is a 1-star beer to be avoided.
I used Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat Blend Yeast to make a tasty Weizenbock. It did it's job of converting the wheat malt sugars into alcohol. I recommend.
Used in my Dunkel Weiss which is carbonating as I write. Tasted great already. Can't wait for the finished product. My only complaint is that I counted the cells and was short a few. (Yeast cells, not brain cells.)