GB156 : BRUX BLEND
A blend of Brettanomyces strains. This blend is highly attenuative but tends to ferment about ½ as fast as a typical ale strain.
15 days at 71 F in 1062 sweet wort, pH 5.2
Apparent Attenuation– 79%
Final pH– 3.7 (32X acidification)
Recommended Temperature Range† 68 F to 80 F
Tasting Notes: A blend of Brettanomyces yeast that produces stone fruit esters and a hint of barnyard. Creates a moderate amount of acid that adds a tart complexity to the brew. This blend is highly attenuative if left for long periods of time but ferments more slowly than a typical ale yeast. Use GB156 in a primary if fermented for 2-3 weeks or for conditioning a fermented beer during aging.
Representative Styles: Saison, Sour Beer, Lambic
* Attenuation was measured after 8 days with Ale yeast at 70˚F and Lager yeast at 50˚F. Medium Gravity is 14˚ – 16˚Plato. High Gravity is 23˚- 25˚Plato.
† The working temperature range represents the range at which fermentation for a given strain produces a typical attenuation- not necessarily the ideal temperature for your particular beer style. As a rule of thumb, start ale yeast fermentation at 68˚ – 72˚F and then lower or raise temp as desired. Lager Yeast are typically fermented at 45˚ – 58˚F. If desired, Lager Yeast can be given a “hot start” at 65-68˚F and then lowered to the primary temperature after active fermentation begins (10-20hrs).
GigaYeast laboratory is still gathering data on many of our strains. Information provided here may change some in the future. Please call if you need more info.