Ferments amazing Saisons with hints of fruit and citrus along with all the classic spicy phenolic flavors. Ferments very dry, yet leaves a soft malt body and rich mouthfeel. SAISON is eligible for direct pitch straight into your wort.
Use at a rate of 12 grams per 5-6 gallons of wort.
Direct Pitch or Rehydrate:
SAISON yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling it onto the surface of the wort in your fermenter. However, proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beer with a starting gravity above 15°P (1.061 SG). To hydrate yeast, first sanitize the yeast pack and a pair of scissors. Boil tap water to sterilize and then cool to 85-95°F (29-35°C). Use 10 grams (0.35 oz) of water per gram of yeast. Sprinkle the yeast onto the water, allow the slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes, and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust the temperature of the slurry to within 10°F (6°C) of the wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 62-75°F (17-24°C).
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 62-75°F
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV (WY3711 12%, IYB64 12%)
Cell Count: 10 billion cells per gram
Similar Strains: WY3711, IYB64