Having the semblance of its big brother, WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast, the Hefeweizen IV has the large phenol and clove tones that you've come to know and love in your hefe, but with subdued tones of banana. Although it is not as flocculent as the WLP300, the rate of sulfur production is increased. Making a cool, crisp, easy-drinking Hefeweizen with fresh citrus and apricot tones, the Hefeweizen IV might become your go-to Hefe yeast. Brew a double batch of our Hellaweizen, ferment one with the WLP300 and the other with the WLP380. Compare and contrast to see which one you like best!
Utilizing their new FlexCell Process, the scientists at White Labs have created a revolutionary method of cultivating, growing, and packing the yeast that you love in a safe, environment-friendly manner. It's called PurePitch®, and it's a game-changer for the brewing community. Instead of growing the yeast in large vats, and then packaging the fungi into individual tubes, White Labs has created a revolutionary method to grow the yeast inside the pack, so that it is never exposed to outside elements. This ensures that you have the freshest, cleanest, most viable yeast strain possible, every time.
- Origin: Germany
- Attenuation: 73-80%
- Flocculation: Low
- Optimum Ferm Temp: 66-70ºF
- Flavors: Clove, Banana, Citrus, Apricot
- Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
- German Wheat Beers (Hefeweizen)
- Spiced Ales
- Grand Cru
- Other High Gravity
- Christmas Beers
- Specialty Beers
I made a starter 24 hours prior to pitching. Had activity within hours. So far has created a healthy fermentation.