Wyeast Activator 5526 Brettanomyces lambicus Yeast

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Wyeast Activator™ 5526 Brettanomyces lambicus Yeast

  • Ref: L5526

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Wyeast Activator™ 5526 Brettanomyces lambicus Yeast

This is a wild yeast strain isolated from Belgian lambic beers. It produces a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness along with distinct “Brett” character. A pellicle may form in bottles or casks. To produce the classic Belgian character, this strain works best in conjunction with other yeast and lactic bacteria. It generally requires 3-6 months of aging to fully develop flavor characteristics.

Flocculation: medium
Attenuation: very high
Temperature Range: 60-75° F (15-24° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12% ABV

Berliner Weisse
Flanders Red Ale
Fruit Lambic
Straight (Unblended) Lambic

Instructions for the proper use of Activator™ packages:

1. To activate, locate and move inner packet to a corner. Place this area in palm of one hand and firmly smack package with the other hand to break inner nutrient packet. Confirm inner packet is broken.
2. Shake the package well to release the nutrients.
3. Allow package to incubate and swell for three hours or more at 70-75°F (21-24°C) or immediately direct pitch into wort.
4. Use sanitizing solution to sanitize the package before opening.
5. Shake well, open and pour Activator™ into five gallons of well-aerated or oxygenated wort at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Maintain temperature until fermentation is evident: by CO2 bubble formation, bubbling airlock or foaming on top of wort.
6. Adjust to desired fermentation temperature.

Full swelling of Activator™ packages is not required for their use. The contents of Activator™ packages may be direct-pitched without prior activation. Our smack pack technology is intended to be a tool for your use in determining viability, and in initiating metabolism for faster starts to fermentation

Swelling of the packs before they are smacked .If the packs warm up, dissolved CO2 in the yeast slurry will come out of solution and cause the pack to swell. It is not going from liquid to a gas state.. the liquid form of CO2 only exists at extremely high pressure or extremely low temperatures.
The swelling DOES NOT indicate that there is an infection or cross contamination.
Delivery on Average take 2-3 Working Days
(sometimes longer During busy times)

For UK
Mainland UK, Order weight Under 1kg = 2.60 + VAT = 3.12
Mainland UK, order value Over 65 = FREE DELIVERY
Mainland UK, order value Under 65, But order weight Over 1kg = 5.42 + VAT = 6.50

Saturday delivery to mainland UK 21.25 + VAT = 25.50 (must have the order by, 2pm Friday)
Some postcodes we can't send on Saturday Delivery like AB 51

Highlands & Islands
Under 1kg 2.60 + VAT = 3.12
Under 78, 1kg - 25kg 13+VAT = 15.60
Over 78 - Upto 25kg = 6 + VAT = 7.20
Over 78 - 26kg - 51kg 12 + VAT = 14.40
Over 78 - 52kg - 76kg 18 + VAT = 21.60
Over 78 - 77 - 101kg 24 + VAT = 28.80

For Northern Ireland ( BT Post codes)
Northern Ireland order weight Under 1kg = 2.60 + VAT = 3.12
Northern Ireland order weight 1kg - 29kg = 7.50 + VAT = 9.00
Northern Ireland order weight 30kg - 59 kg = 15 + VAT = 18
Northern Ireland order weight 60kg - 89 kg = 22.50 + VAT = 27

Channel Islands - Jersey and Guernsey
Under packed order weight 1kg = 2.60 ( No Vat)
Order weight is 1kg - 25kg = 18.00 ( No Vat), 2 day service
order weight is 25.01kg - 50kg = 36.00 ( No Vat), 2 day service
order weight is 50.01kg - 75kg = 54.00 ( No Vat), 2 day service

For more Information please see Delivery Info at the top of the site

Feedback for Wyeast Activator? 5526 Brettanomyces lambicus Yeast has been compiled from 2 reviews.

DateProductScoreCustomer Comment

Wyeast Activator? 5526 Brettanomyces lambicus Yeast

Customer Comment:



Wyeast Activator? 5526 Brettanomyces lambicus Yeast

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Customer Comment:

Great online company. Very poor front of house service from Paul who is rude and unhelpful. Online however is great, if you have any questions then email them, that way Paul does not 'answer' them.

On 26-May-2016 the supplier responded:
Service rating :hello, Adam
Very sorry with the issues you had with Paul

The yeast sorry 2 weeks is a bit short, Did you let us know ?
As we should of sent a replacement / refund

Adrian, The Home Brew Shop

On 26-May-2016 the supplier responded:
Service rating :hello, Adam

The Wyeast come from USA and we stock a large amount of them and keep a large range. We have to order 240 yeasts at a time for delivery.
3 months is in the middle of the 6 months Wyeast suggests and 3 months old should never cause any problems

Adrian, The Home Brew Shop

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