Chardonnay (S. cerevisiae boulardii)

(3 customer reviews)


BB99301A – Chardonnay (Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii)

Chardonnay Grapes on the VineAvailability: Seasonal

Source: Isolated from Chardonnay grapes harvested from Kamiak Vineyards/Gordon Estate Winery in Pasco, WA using Bootleg Biology’s Capture Method #2.

Chardonnay is a clean fermenter but produces mild phenolics and a touch of citrusy & banana aroma at normal ale temperatures.

For Beer: Excellent for a unique take on New England Style IPAs using Local Yeast. This yeast greatly accentuates fruit-forward hops, creating a very complimentary ester profile. The lower flocculation characteristic visually matches this style and further enhances hop flavor. Beers with this culture will drop clear with enough time or use of finings.

For Wine: Short lag phase, low SO2 production, and vigorous fermentor. Able to fully ferment and handle the high alcohol environment of a white wine fermentation (13%+).

This culture has been identified as Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii.

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Catalog: BB99301A – Chardonnay

Brewing Info*:

  • Type: Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii. Local Yeast.
  • Pitching Rate: Directly pitchable into 5 gallons of 1.050 or lower wort
  • Estimated Attenuation: 70%-80%
  • Estimated Final pH: 4.4-4.6
  • Flavor/Aroma Profile: Clean, Spicy, Lemon, Banana, Fruit Forward
  • Flocculation: Low-Medium
  • Recommended Fermentation Temperature: 66-72ºF

Product Category: Local Yeast Project™

Local Yeast Project™ cultures are our hand-picked favorite Local Yeast Project™ strains that were originally sourced from local areas around the U.S. and the world. These cultures are a great opportunity for brewers interested in the areas they were sourced to create a house wild culture for brewing. The majority of Local Yeast Project cultures will be considered clean-fermenting, are highly attenuative and work best at normal ale temperatures.

Due to these culture’s wild nature, there will be variations in fermentation performance and flavor/aroma contributions batch to batch. Brewing with local wild cultures will be a fun and unique experience, but will be far more variable than with domesticated brewer’s yeast. This is an opportunity to get a truly local flavor by starting with a local wild culture and shaping it to your preferences and brewing profile.

Additional information

Weight.1875 lbs
Dimensions5 × .5 × 8 in

3 reviews for Chardonnay (S. cerevisiae boulardii)

  1. Brian (verified owner)

    Surprisingly clean, this yeast throws off some mild ‘white wine’ characteristics without being a wine yeast. Try in a fruit beer, or an off-the-beaten-path Pale Ale.

  2. Roy Berthelot (verified owner)

    I used this for a mead and it was excellent.

  3. Shawn in San Francisco (verified owner)

    Ordered 6 different strains. Brewed the Maltose Falcons “Saison Experimentale” recipe and split into 6 buckets. Tested them all with 2 other people. Chardonnay was everyone’s favorite at 6 weeks after bottling. It had a more lemony/citrusy flavor that caught everyones attention. Might be nice in a pale ale with some lemony Bramling Cross hops.

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