White Labs and Great Fermentations are proud to bring you Charlie's Fist Bump, the personal house strain of Charlie Papazian of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing fame! This strain was formerly known as Cry Havoc. While this yeast is technically a lager strain, it produces unique and interesting ale yeasts as well! Ales produced with Charlie's Fist Bump tend to be malty, with low levels of diacetyl and a few fruity esters that are described as berry-like, with overtones of apples. Some sulfur is produced during fermentation, but the higher ale temperatures help those compounds to volatilize out of solution, leaving the final beer crisp and clean. At lager temperatures, the sulfur tends to stay in solution longer but dissipates with extended aging and lagering. Used as a lager strain, it produces lagers with a breadlike character, very reminiscent of German lagers. Brew with a piece of history with Charlie's Fist Bump from White Labs!
- A unique and versatile yeast, the house strain of Charlie Papazian, from White Labs.
- Makes malty, slightly fruity ales and bready German-style lagers.
- Perfect for all kinds of ales and lagers!
ICE PACK INCLUDED
We include complimentary ice packs with ALL liquid yeast orders (if required), but cannot guarantee that the ice packs will stay cold during transit, and thus the yeast can potentially be exposed to hot temperatures. We highly recommend ordering dry yeast during the hot summer months or if you are ordering from a warmer climate. Many times during the winter an ice pack is not needed so we make the determination based on current temperatures and the destination!
|Temperature Range: ||55 - 73F|
|Cell Count: ||100 Billion|
|Attenuation: ||66 - 70%|
|Alcohol Tolerance: ||5 - 10%|
|Typical Styles: ||Ales and lagers|
About White Labs Pure Pitch Packaging
PurePitch Packaging utilizes a White Labs patent pending FLEXCELL process, which allows the yeast to be propagated and packaged in the exact same material, which means the yeast is never exposed to the environment! Click here for more info on the PurePitch advantages.