WildBrew™ Helveticus Pitch is a ready-to-use dried bacteria, a strain of Lactobacillus helveticus specifically selected for its ability to produce a wide range of sour beer styles. In comparison to WildBrew™ Sour Pitch, the new bacteria produces a more intense citrusy flavor at higher temperatures. Additionally, WildBrew™ Helveticus Pitch will deliver unmatched consistency, effortless application, fully assured performance and unparalleled purity for brewing the sour beer style of your choice.
Classified as Lactobacillus helveticus, a facultative hetero-fermentative strain.
- Viable bacteria > 1010 CFU/g
- Dry matter > 92%
- Coliform < 102 CFU/g
- Acetic bacteria < 104 CFU/g
- Moulds < 103 CFU/g
- Yeast < 103 CFU/g
In line with Lallemand’s strict quality control and assurance procedures, every single batch of WildBrew™ Helveticus Pitch is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests, guaranteeing the highest standards of purity, quality and performance.
WildBrew™ Helveticus Pitch is recommended at a dosage of 10g/hl to pour directly into the unhoped wort.
WildBrew™ Helveticus Pitch is part of a wider set of solutions for sour beer making, which also includes the newly launched bioengineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast Mascoma Sourvisiae® that can produce lactic acid and ethanol simultaneously.
Understanding the needs of today’s brewers has led us to develop the LalBrew® and WildBrew™ premium brewing yeast and bacteria product lines. Delivering excellence in consistency, reliability and purity, these yeast and bacteria products empower brewers to exercise greater control over the fermentation process, expressing their creativity to brew beers with the desired aromatic and flavor qualities.