Classic pilsner strain from the premier pilsner producer in the Czech Republic. Somewhat dry with a malty finish, this yeast is best suited for European pilsner production.
A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.
|German Style Pilsner||2||Bohemian Style Pilsner||4|
|Munchen Style Helles||2||European Style Pilsner||4|
|American Style Light Lager||2||American Style Lager||2|
|American Style Premium Lager||2||American Style Specialty Lager||2|
|Vienna Style Lager||2||Americn Style Amber Lager||2|
|German Style Marzen & Oktoberfest||2||European Style Dark & Munchner||2|
|American Style Dark Lager||2||German Style Schwarzbier||2|
|German Style Dopplebock||2||Bock||2|
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Ferments well to 75% attenuation at 45˚F. Strong notes of diacetyl were present after the first week (extract based pilsner). Tasted like sucking down buttered popcorn. However, a diacetyl rest by removing the carboy from the fridge and placing it at 72˚F for 3 days cleared up all noticeable diacetyl. Leaves a very crisp, clean, refreshing taste.
Great fermenting yeast. Ferments very well at 50F. In my Bohemian Pils (JZ BCS), I got a very fruity, lemony aroma from the yeast. I pitched about 1500 ml of slurry from a 2 vial - 4L starter into a 13 gallon batch. Fermented at 50F for 4 weeks, followed by 4 weeks lagering in a secondary. May have under pitched according to Mr. Malty.
I'm on my 4th generation of this yeast. It produces very clean and clear pilsners. I've always given it a 2 day diacetyl rest in the low 60's F. Otherwise I'm fermenting at about 52 F for around 3 weeks prior to racking and lagering. It's a very easy yeast to use.
This is an outstanding Lager yeast. I've used this yeast in both Bohemian Pilsners and Caps and they have always turned out with a very rich and full flavor and a very balanced hops profile. With a 48 hour diacetyl rest at 60 degrees there has never been a problem with off flavors and they have always had a very crisp and clean finish. The yeast washes quite well for re-use and I have stored it for up to two months with no adverse problems. This yeast clears very well in a secondary and has never been a problem. Best fermentation temps have been 52 degrees and normally takes 3 weeks in the primary and 2 weeks in the secondary.
FlocculationMedium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp.50-55°F (10-13°C)