Wildbrew Sourpitch Homebrew Bacteria Pack 10g

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Wildbrew Sourpitch Homebrew Bacteria Pack 10g

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WildBrew™ Sour Pitch is a ready-to-use, high-performance, and high-purity lactic acid bacteria specifically selected for its ability to produce a wide range of sour beer styles.

WildBrew™ Sour Pitch produces a clean and balanced citrus flavor 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.

Styles which can be brewed with WildBrew™ Sour Pitch include, but are not limited to, Berliner Weisse, Gose, lambic-style, American Wild, and Sour IPA. WildBrew™ Sour Pitch will deliver unmatched consistency, effortless application, fully assured performance and unparalleled purity for brewing the sour beer style of your choice.

Focus on your creativity and style and let WildBrew™ Sour Pitch do the rest.

Microbiological Properties

Classified as a Lactobacillus plantarum, a facultative hetero-fermentative strain.

Viable bacteria > 1011 CFU/g

Dry matter > 92%

Acetic bacteria < 104 CFU/g

Moulds < 103 CFU/g

Yeast < 103 CFU/g

Brewing Properties

In line with Lallemand’s strict quality control and assurance procedures, every single batch of WildBrew™ Sour Pitch is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests, guaranteeing the highest standards of purity, quality and performance.

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

  • Fast pH drop that can be completed within 2 days (typically within 24 to 36 hours).
  • High lactic acid versus lower acetic production.
  • Aroma and flavor is citrus and tangy with a hint of fruit.
  • The optimal temperature range for WildBrew™ Sour Pitch when producing sour beer styles is between 30°C to 40°C (86°F to 104°F)
  • Fermentation rate, fermentation time and pH drop are dependent on inoculation density, bacteria handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.

Malt Substitution Guides

CRISP MALTS EBC IREKS MALTS EBC WEYERMANN MALTS EBC BEST MALTS EBC CASTLE MALTINGS EBC
German Pils Malt/ Europils 3 - 4 IREKS Pilsner Malt 3-4 Pilsner Malt 2.5-4 Heidelberger/Pilsner Malt 2-2.9 / 3 - 4.9 Pilsen 2.5-3.5
Pale Ale Malt 3 - 4 IREKS Pale Ale Malt 5-7 Pale Ale Malt 5.5 - 7.5 Pale Ale 5 - 7 Pale Ale 7 - 9
Vienna Malt 6 - 10 IREKS Vienna Malt 8 - 10 Vienna Malt 6 - 9 Wiener 8 - 10 Vienna 4 - 6
Light Munich 17 - 28 IREKS Munich Malt 18 - 22 Munich Malt 1/ Munich Malt 2 12 - 18 / 20 - 25 Muncher/Muncher Dunkel 11 - 20 / 21 - 35 Munich 15 / Munich 25 14 - 16 / 25
Dark Munich Malt 45 - 60 IREKS Mela Red Alder 40 - 50 NO MATCH NO MATCH Red X / Melanoidin Light 28 - 32 / 40 - 60 Melano 40 / Cara 50 50
Dark Munich Malt 45 - 60 IREKS Mela Beech 80 - 90 Melanoidin Malt 60 - 80 Melanoidin 60 - 80 Melanoidin 80 80
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Aroma Malt 260 - 300 NO MATCH NO MATCH Special X 300 - 400 Aroma / Special B 100 / 300
Chocolate Malt 900 - 1100 IREKS Chocolate Malt 800 - 1000 Carafa II 800 - 1000 Chocolate 800 - 1000 Chocolate 900
Black Malt 1250 - 1450 IREKS Black Malt 1300 - 1500 Carafa II 1300 - 1500 Rostmalz Extra 1300 - 150 Black 1500
Dextrin Malt 2.5 - 3.5 IREKS Crystal Maple 3 - 4 Carapils 2.5 - 6.5 Caramel Pils 3 - 7 NO MATCH NO MATCH
CaraGold Malt 13 - 17 IREKS Crystal Birch 10 - 15 NO MATCH NO MATCH Caramel Hell 20 - 40 Cara 20 20
Cara Malt 25 - 35 IREKS Crystal Oak 25 - 35 Carahell 20 - 30 Caramel Aroma 41 - 60 Amber 45
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Crystal Mahogany 55 - 65 Carared 60 - 80 Caramel Amber 61 - 80 Cara 50 / Biscuit 50 50 / 50
Crystal 100 110 - 130 IREKS Crystal Rosewood 110 - 130 Caramunch II 110 - 130 Caramel Munich II 110 - 130 Cara 120 120
Crystal 150 160 - 180 IREKS Cyrstal Teak 140 -160 Caramunch III 140 -160 Caramel Munich III 130 - 200 Castle Crystal 1500
Crystal 400 420 - 480 IREKS Cyrstal Ebony 380 - 420 Caraaroma 350 - 450 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Sour Malt 2 - 5 Acidulated Malt 3 - 6 Sauermalz 3 - 6 Acid 3 - 7
Peated Malt (Not an exact match) IREKS Smoked Malt 3 - 8 Beech Smoked 4 - 8 Rauchmalz 3 - 8 Peated (smoked) 3.5 - 5
Dextrin Malt 2.5 - 3.5 IREKS Spitz Malt 2 - 4 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
Wheat Malt 3 - 5 IREKS Wheat Malt Light 3 - 5 Pale Wheat Malt 3 - 5 Weizenmalz 3.5 - 6 Wheat Malt 3.5 - 5
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Wheat Malt Dark 14 - 18 Dark Wheat Malt 15 - 20 NO MATCH NO MATCH Munich Malt 14 - 16
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Wheat Malt Black 1600 - 1800 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
Organic Extra Pale Ale Malt 3 - 4.5 IREKS Organic Pilsner Malt 3 - 4 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Organic Munich Malt 18 - 22 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
Organic Crystal Malt 160 - 180 IREKS Organic Crystal Oak 25 - 35 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Organic Wheat Malt 3 - 5 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH