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Substitute yeast to limit banana esters?

Discussion in 'Yeast' started by Jonboyno81, 5/2/19.

 

  1. Jonboyno81

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    Posted 5/2/19
    Hi,

    Looking for some Yeasty advice. I'm going have atrial run with a Mangrove Jacks Pre-Soured Berliner Wiesse kit however i'm not a huge fan of banana esters (I know why brew a BW if you don't like the flavours right?) Anyway i was wondering if anyone has any recommendation for a substitute yeast, something more inline with an American Wheat perhaps?

    Cheers.
     
  2. SponsorSFC

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    Posted 5/2/19
    There shouldn't be any Banana in a Berliner Weisse. You don't want to use a typical Weizen yeast in Berliner Weisse as you don't want the yeast derived esters.

    This will give you a better idea of what to aim for.

    http://www.bjcp.org/style/2015/23/23A/berliner-weisse/

    It should be clean with a prominent lacto flavour. Something like US05 or Nottingham would do fine.

    What yeast is in the kit?
     
  3. Jonboyno81

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    Posted 6/2/19
    The M20 Bavarian Wheat Yeast. It says it imparts banana esters on the front of the packet. I've got some US-05 in the fridge. I'll give that a crack!
     
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    Posted 17/2/19 at 7:38 AM
    Lower the ferment temp. 17 degC or less should make it more neutral and reduce the banana aroma. Simples
     

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