This newly released souring bacteria is an alternative to Wyeast’s 5733 Pediococcus strain. This is White Lab’s first Pediococcus.
White Labs WLP661 Pediococcus damnosus
“Pediococcus damnosus is a cocci bacteria known for its souring capabilities by producing lactic acid. Perfect to add to any sour program. High diacetyl producer and slow growing.”
Attenuation – 65%
Flocculation – Low
Optimum Ferment Temp. – N/A
Alcohol Tolerance – N/A
This is likely to be a regular strain provided there is sufficient demand for it.