Produces the classic sweaty horse hair character indigenous to beers of the Brussels region: gueuze, lambics. Ferments best in worts with lower pH after primary fermentation has begun. This strain is generally used in conjunction with S. cerevisiae as well as other wild yeast and lactic bacteria. Produces some acidity and may form a pellicle in bottles or casks. Generally requires 3-6 months aging for flavour to fully develop. Flocculation: medium. Apparent attenuation: low. Fermentation temperature: 15-24 °C.
Smack Pack Activator
Meant for the larger homebrewer or small microbrewery: sufficient for direct addition up to 20 l of wort. Sterile smackpack. Contains 125 ml, nutritient included. 3.5 times more yeast cells! Long conservation possible: 6 months after production date.
Activator™ packages will sometimes swell slightly or moderately during shipping or storage. This is not an indication of deterioration if the package is less than 6 months old and has been properly handled. This is due to trace amounts of nutrients, still available at the time of packaging, causing small amounts of culture activity and CO2 production. Some strains are more prone to this than others.