"Best Hybrid Yeast that LOVES near Lager Temps!"
By: bloombrews | Date: Nov 10, 2018 | Beer(s) Brewed: Kolsch, American "Lager", Brown Ale......
White Labs Kolsch yeast will tear through your first pitch, as long as you follow there "recommended" temp range and always oxygenate the Wort.
After harvesting a HUGE amount of yeast from the Conical, I pushed the Fermentation "Guideline" down to 58 F....Blew off in only 4 hours!
Harvested the unbelievable amount of yeast ( 2 Quarts from a 15 gallon Coni)
The 3rd pitch was a 70% Briess/30% Flaked Rice----Now I dared to push it into "Lager" territory....And YES, it smashed through the Wort in only 4 days at 56 F.
I did ramp up the temp after 4 days, seeing the "EG" at 1.009 ? I thought this was an error...NIET !
Pitched a 4th. time... with now 30% flaked Corn....BAM !
The only yeast I ever saw smash through Wort (But NOT at near Lager Temps) is the Weinstephener Hefe Weitzen Yeast.
Any very clean beer you want - Kolsch, American "Lager" or any clean CLEAN ester throw you want....
BUY IT !
"Simply Great in an American Wheat Ale "
By: Dean Smith | Date: Oct 17, 2018 | Beer(s) Brewed: American Wheat Ale
I've used this strain in several attempts in my quest to perfect an American Wheat Ale. The crisp dry finish & the mild red apple esters this yeast leaves behind match beautifully with wheat-driven tartness & classic "C" hops, particularly Cascade & Centennial. With a bit of cold conditioning post-fermentation, I'm left with a nice clear beer that I can drink all day...
"Great for Kölsch and Helles."
By: James | Date: Mar 11, 2017 | Beer(s) Brewed: Kölsch, Munich Helles, American Amber
I've use this several times and I always seem to get massive attenuation which leads to a lovely dry finish to Kölsch and Helles. Also repitched into an American amber where the hops shone. Watch out for warmer temperatures which accentuate the fruity appley tones this yeast can produce. The Helles I've just made had a measured attenuation of 87%. Fermenation at 15C for 10 days then slow ramp to 22C and held for a further 3 days. Takes a little while to clear but then clean as a whistle. Will be using again for more German styles.