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WildBrew™ Helveticus Bacteria (250g)

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
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$299.99 - $299.99
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WildBrew Helveticus Pitch™ is a high-performance, high-purity lactic acid bacteria specifically selected for its ability to produce a wide range of sour beer styles. WildBrew Helveticus Pitch™ produces an intense and sharp citrus flavour profile typical of both traditional and modern sour beer styles. When inoculated at optimal temperature and the right conditions, it is a powerful, safe and easy way to handle bacteria for various beer souring techniques, such as a typical kettle souring process. Besides providing an outstanding performance, WildBrew Helveticus Pitch™ is capable of delivering consistent results for brewers. Styles brewed with this bacteria include, but are not limited to, Berliner Weisse, Gose, lambic-style, American Wild, and Sour IPA.

In Lallemand’s Standard Wort conditions, WildBrew Helveticus Pitch™ bacteria exhibits:

  • Fast pH drop that can be completed within 1-2 days (typically within 24 to 36 hours).
  • High lactic acid and low acetic acid production.
  • Aroma and flavour is citrus and tangy with a hint of fruit.
  • The optimal temperature range for WildBrew Helveticus Pitch™ when producing sour beer styles is between 38°C to 45°C (100°F to 113°F).

Souring rate, fermentation time and pH drop are dependent on inoculation density, bacteria handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.