Funk Weapon #2

(6 customer reviews)


BB0035C – Funk Weapon™ Series: #2

Availability: Limited

Source: Family-owned brewery producing Gueuze in West Flanders, Belgium.

This rare, and commercially unavailable yeast isolate is perfect for 100% Brettanomyces fermentations, especially Brett IPAs. Amplifies citrus and tropical fruit-forward hop flavors and aromas into a punchy ripeness. With extended time under CO2 pressure, pineapple and tropical fruit aromas will be more pronounced. Great for maintaining the nuance of hops in beer with better keeping qualities than a Brewer’s Yeast fermentation.

[You can’t make every style of beer with one or two strains of brewer’s yeast, so why would you only use only one or two strains for your funky beers? This is the second release in the Dusty Bottoms Collection’s ongoing Funk Weapon Series of unique, rare Brettanomyces and Brett-like wild yeast cultures.]

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Catalog: BB0035C – Funk Weapon™ Series: #2

Brewing Info*:

  • Type: Yeast. Brettanomyces bruxellensis variant
  • Pitching Rate: Directly pitchable into 5 gallons of 1.050 or lower wort
  • Estimated Attenuation: 80%-95%
  • Estimated Final pH: 3.9-4.4
  • Flavor/Aroma Profile: Strong Ripe Fruit, Tropical
  • Flocculation: Low to Medium
  • Recommended Fermentation Temperature: Normal Ale Temperatures

* Performance information subject to change due to ongoing testing.

Product Category: Dusty Bottoms Collection™

The Dusty Bottoms Collection™ is our ode to unique and hard to find cultures sourced from commercial fermentations. As much as we love local yeast, there are just some flavors and aromas that can’t be reproduced by plucking yeast out of thin air.

Many of these cultures have been used for generations to make some of the most consistently wonderful beverages in the world. Whether it’s brewer’s yeast, Brettanomyces, or Lactobacillus…these aren’t Local Yeast by our definition, but certainly were local at one time.

Additional information

Weight.1875 lbs
Dimensions5 × .5 × 8 in

6 reviews for Funk Weapon #2

  1. Brian (verified owner)

    THE all-Brett IPA Strain!
    Even using minimal hop additions, this strain will give you pineapple/guava with minimal acid production. My go-to for crowd pleasing summer beer.

  2. Zeph Ozaroff

    In agreement with Brian, this is an excellent Brett strain for pushing tropical fruit flavors – I perceive predominantly pineapple. I’ve used Funk Weapon 2 in hoppy beers, but I have most successfully used it in one of my house favorites: a kettle-soured wheat beer with pineapple. I also have six gallons of Chardonnay fermented solely with this strain (why I didn’t choose the Chardonnay strain, I don’t know), but it’s not yet bottled so it’s hard to say what that looks like. I also give my stamp of approval with the disclaimer that I have only used this strain in primary, and am not sure what it would look like for long aging in secondary. That said, I love Funk Weapon 2 and plan to keep using it as long as Bootleg Biology will keep selling it to me!

  3. Shaun (verified owner)

    I used this brett blend in a mango kettle sour as the primary yeast and was very pleased with the results. Welcome to Funktown

  4. John Hocking

    I made a classic west coast IPA with this strain. young it was almost undrinkable, but with age and bottle conditioning it became a tropical, dank, hop bomb. going on several years old now and still has hoppy and tropical notes. give this strain a try, just be patient. this strain is a nice addition into a mixed fermentation sour as well!

  5. Clayton (verified owner)

    Wow, I am amazed how great this strain is for 100% Brett fermentations. I used this in a hop-forward pale ale using Nelson Sauvin and El Dorado hops with great success. Just enough funk, and blends with the fruity hops—awesome. Fermentation did not seem to start for 72+ hrs, but then finished 1.046 OF wort in 2 weeks. Get it, it’s great.

  6. Robert McPherson (verified owner)

    Sorry for the low 2-star rating, but I am forced to give a rating to post my question, and what is in the bottle right now is not very good. I brewed a Simcoe-Amarillo IPA, loosely following Gordon Strong’s recipe, split into two batches and fermented half with WLP002 and half with FW#2. The WLP002 half is delightful. The FW#2 half is, at least for now, undrinkable. Just 100% barnyard funk. Reading the reviews above, and the description of the yeast, I was expecting, even hoping for, a mild funk effect, that’s why I came to BB after all. But I was expecting a variation on a Brett C IPA, something pineapply, different, delightful, maybe mildly funky. What has emerged (so far) is an overdose of horse blanket / manger stall. If I should just wait for it all to mature for 6 months please advise. But that’s not what I anticipated given the reviews above. Thanks for any thoughts or advice that others might share.

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