The classic lager strain from Weihenstephan Germany that has been used for generations to produce clean, balanced lagers from pilsners to doppelbocks.
Every batch is PCR tested to ensure contamination free yeast.
Use at a rate of 80-120 grams per barrel, depending on wort temperature and gravity.
Direct Pitch OR Rehydrate:
German yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling onto the surface of the wort in your fermenter. However, proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beer with a starting gravity above 15°P. To hydrate yeast, first sanitize yeast brick and scissors. Use 10 grams of sterilized tap water, between 85-95°F (29-35°C), per gram of yeast. Sprinkle yeast onto water. Allow slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust to within 10°F (6°C) of wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 54-64°F (12-18°C).
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 54-64°F
Similar Strains: WLP830, WY2124, W-34/70