Ripe banana esters (with a hint of pear) make this new, Omega Yeast-original strain a standout for pastry stouts, milkshake IPAs and other modern ales. Pitch at 68°F (20°C) and let free rise to 72-76°F (21-23°C) for prime banana flavor. Unlike the Hefeweizen strain from which it is derived, Bananza is versatile because it is non-phenolic and therefore incapable of producing clove flavors that would mask its pure banana profile.
- Strain Type: Ale
- Flocculation: Low
- Attenuation: 73-77%
- Temperature Range: 64-75° F (20-35° C)
- Alcohol Tolerance: 10%