WLP686 Zygosaccharomyces Lentus
- Reference: NEXTGEN686
This strain of non-conventional brewing yeast is a maltose negative strain of yeast ideal for low alcohol beers. This species does not ferment maltose or other larger sugars and will only ferment the glucose, sucrose, and fructose. The profile of this strain is found to be very neutral. This species is slower and might take longer to reduce sugars and lower the pH of the beer compared to other strains. Little ester production was perceived in lab scale trials.
Although this would be categorized as a wild yeast, this strain would not typically be considered to be a beer spoiler as it does not have the ability to ferment larger sugars. Using this strain to create a low alcohol beer requires a modified recipe. STA1: Negative
- Attenuation: --20%
- Flocculation: Low
- Fermentation Temperature: 68-75°F(20-24°C)
- STA1: Negative