Brettanomyces Claussenii - WLP645

Brettanomyces Claussenii - WLP 645

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Considered by many as the beginner’s strain for exploring the wonderful world of Brettanomyces, WLP645 Brettanomyces Clausenii is the earliest Brett strain that Niels Hjelte Claussen isolated at the New Carlsberg brewery at the beginning of the 20th century.

It was isolated to identify the agent responsible for the unique flavours of aged English stock ales, often defined by fruity, pineapple-like esters.

WLP645 is considered to be the mildest type of Brett available commercially, as it tends to deliver a very soft flavour profile that can complement mixed fermentations or be used as the sole fermentation agent in the recipe.

Description WLP645 Brettanomyces Clausenii is defined by high attenuation and high alcohol tolerance, resulting in crisp and dry beers that wield the unique wild yeast character but are not overly assertive as in case of other more aggressive Brett strains.

Originally isolated from English ales, WLP645 can be used for secondary fermentation in IPAs, Porters, Old and Stock Ales to deliver the authentic character of old English ales. Thanks to its mild and balanced character, this strain can also be used in virtually any beer style where a soft funk and tartness are deemed appropriate.

An excellent strain to work with, especially for those taking their first steps into the world of wild fermentation.
Attributes: Attenuation: 70% - 85%
Flocculation: Low
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 85°F - 85°F

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