I was picking up some other yeasts early October and had a chat about the new yeasts about to be released in 11gm packs, BRY-97-American West Coast, CBC-1 Cask Conditioning Yeast and the Belle Saison. The following is an email I received later that day.
Just sending you the information we discussed earlier today.
Currently we have the Nottingham, Windsor and Munich products in stock and I anticipate we will have the other new products available late November or early December.
I dont have any information on the new Belle Saison yeast as yet and am still in the process of obtaining information on availability but I believe it is on the internet if you would like to track it down.
Please let me know if you have any questions or queries.
Cheers and have a great weekend!
Warehouse Manager/Administration Support
Lallemand Australia Pty Ltd
It may be a bit early to even guess exactly whre it came from, other than as is stated Belgium.
I am brewing with it next weekend, I may do a standardised beer with 100% pilsener (dingemaans) but most likely a pils/wheat/other blend. If I go strong I will hold at sub 20C for 2 days then let it run.
Ok, I pitched a bit warmer than expected - about 27 degrees. It was 29 after about eight hours and is now sitting at 30. I feel a bit naughty...........but I won't die wondering what this yeast can handle.
Krausen has come and gone within a day and a half! Despite the air lock going at a mile a minute, there was no volcanic krausen - it climbed about two litres above the liquid surface.
I probably won't take a gravity reading until the weekend, but I'll report back with FG and early taste impressions.