Ripe banana esters (with a hint of pear) make this new, Omega Yeast original a standout for pastry stouts, milkshake IPAs and other modern ales. For prime banana esters, pitch at 68°F (20°C) and let free rise to 72-75°F (22-24°C). Unlike its parental Hefeweizen strain, Bananza is versatile because it is non-phenolic and therefore incapable of producing clove flavors that would mask its pure banana profile.
While we would love to make these strains available internationally, many countries’ regulations do not yet allow the sale of organisms developed using modern gene-editing techniques, regardless of the type of modification introduced. Please feel free to contact us for more information!