Hanseniaspora osmophilia

I have a privilidge to try out this Hanseniaspora osmophilia -yeast with help from VTT yeast collection. This yeast species got my attention when I was reading about  other species of yeast than Saccharomyces cerevisiae. I found this article about a new study with gum tree cider with non-Saccharomyces species. This cider has been made long time before colonialism and European came to Australia. The aboriginals in Australia have been doing beverages from gum tree sap. The traditional drink is called Way-a-linah. More info on the original article:

Alcohol brewed from trees and other fermented drinks in Australia’s Indigenous history

 

It’s noteworthy that the typical beer/wine/baking yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is virtually absent, while so-called non-Saccharomyces species such as Hanseniaspora osmophilia and H. valbyensis predominate.

I am going to get this H. osmophilia yeast and I will post about the outcomes here, soon.