Saccharomycodes Ludwigii WLP618
White Labs Saccharomycodes Ludwigii (WLP618) is a vault strain, meaning it has limited availability. It is a strain of non-conventional brewing yeast. It is helpful when brewing a low alcohol beer. This specific strain is nice because of it's lower ethyl acetate production. It does not ferment maltose or other larger sugars and will only ferment glucose, sucrose, and fructose.
Although this would be categorized as a wild yeast, this strain would not typically be considered to be a beer spoiler as it does not have the ability to ferment larger sugars. Using this strain to create a low alcohol beer requires a modified recipe. STA1: Negative.
WLP618 is appropriate for all styles of low alcohol beer.
Alcohol Tolerance: N/A
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68 - 75F