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Seasonal Yeast – Wyeast 5223-PC Lactobacillus brevis


This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is..

Wyeast 5223-PC Lactobacillus brevisOrderNowButton[1]

“Unlike most lactic acid bacteria used in brewing, Lactobacillus brevis will tolerate higher levels of IBUs in wort.  5223 will produce alcohol along with lactic acid during fermentation. Excellent for remixing the profile in a Lambic-style or Flanders sour ale, or for kettle souring wort for a balanced Berliner Weisse.”

Vital stats:

Attenuation – n/a
Flocculation – n/a
Optimum Ferment Temp. – 60-95°F
Alcohol Tolerance – 9%

Manufactured July through September. Could be available through March.

Be sure to check out the other seasonal yeasts for this period:

White Labs: July-Aug 006 Bedford British Ale, 540 Abbey IV Ale, 585 Belgian Saison III Sept-Oct 039 East Midlands Ale, 709 Sake #9, 885 Zurich Lager

Wyeast: 3203 De Bom Sour Blend™, 3209 Oud Bruin Blend™