Funk Weapon #2

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$10.00

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.

Funk Weapon #2 is featured in Trinity’s Magical Brettanomyces Tour #4, and experimentations by Highland Park Brewery, Yazoo Embrace The Funk, Mantra Artisan Ales and others.

[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.]

Ordering Information:

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Description

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
Dimensions 5 x .5 x 8 in

2 reviews for Funk Weapon #2

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

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