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Seasonal Yeast – White Labs WLP709 Sake #9 Yeast

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

White Labs WLP709 Sake #9 Yeast

“For use in rice-based fermentations. Traditional strain used in Ginjo-shu production because of the yeast’s development of high fragrance components. Also a fairly strong fermenter, but producing a foamless fermentation.”

Vital stats:

Attenuation – 72-78%
Flocculation – Low-Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp. – 62-68°F
Alcohol Tolerance – Very High (15-16%)

Manufactured September and October. Could be available through May.

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

White Labs: 039 East Midlands Ale885 Zurich Lager

Wyeast: July-Sept 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend™, 3725-PC Biere de Garde™, 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale™ Oct-Dec 1217-PC West Coast IPA™, 2352-PC Munich Lager II™, 9097-PC Old Ale Blend™