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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:10 am

Dry Yeast For Wheat Beer

Could someone recommend a dry yeast for making a Wheat beer?

Thinking about a Hefe or an American Wheat.




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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:15 am

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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:31 pm

SafAle T-58 is for wheat brews. Gives an interesting spicy note.

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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:53 pm

I used us-56 for a wheat (the yeast didn't make it through shipping) but i wasn't all that thrilled with the results. Just didn't have the right 'kick' for a wheat


Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:51 am

I've used the T-58.....it's aight......

Also used US-56 for a wheat.....and as mentioned above, it is lacking.



Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:38 am

I used T58 for a Wit. It was great.


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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:09 pm

T58 is very interesting...a bit more "wit" than "weizen" IMO, has some more belgian notes. But good though. US56 may be better for the really nondescript American wheat styles, but I've never tried it. Also, Brewferm Blanche is available from northern brewer as well, that might be worth a shot, but its almost as expensive as liquid yeast. I'd recommend giving T58 a go...its not going to be a dead on Bavarian wheat beer but you may like it quite a lot.
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