GY020 : PORTLAND HEFE
Attenuation Medium Gravity* 76% – 80%
Attenuation High Gravity* 44% – 47% (5.5% – 6.0% ABV)
Temperature Range† 64˚F – 74˚F
Flocculation Very Low
Description: Used to make a famous American Wheat Beer. Creates a clean tasting crisp brew with just a hint of banana and spice. Very low flocculation means a hazy beer true to the hefe style.
Representative Styles: American Wheat Beer, Weizenbock, Dunkelweizen, Hefeweizen
* 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.