The classic lager strain from Weihenstephan Germany that has been used for generations to produce clean, balanced lagers from pilsners to doppelbocks. Like all CellarScience yeast, GERMAN is eligible for direct pitch straight into your wort. CellarScience provides 12g of yeast per sachet, which is up to 9% more than any other brand of dry yeast. Every batch of yeast is PCR tested to ensure quality. GERMAN has been selling to pro breweries for awhile but was just recently packaged down to sachets for homebrewers.
Use at a rate of 12 grams per 5-6 gallons of wort.
Direct Pitch or Rehydrate:
GERMAN yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling it 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 (1.061 SG). To hydrate yeast, first sanitize the yeast pack and a pair of scissors. Boil tap water to sterilize and then cool to 85-95°F (29-35°C). Use 10 grams (0.35 oz) of water per gram of yeast. Sprinkle the yeast onto the water, allow the slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes, and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust the temperature of the slurry to within 10°F (6°C) of the wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 54-62°F (12-17°C).
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 54-62°F
Cell Count: 10 billion cells per gram
Similar Strains: WLP830, WY2124, W-34/70
For years liquid yeast has been sold as the higher quality option but times are changing. Yes, 20 years ago dry yeast was made by bread yeast producers and the quality was not as good as liquid yeast. CellarScience is helping to flip that script with the release of five high quality dry yeasts. Cell count and viability is usually higher than commercial liquid yeast pitches, which vary from pouch to pouch and don't ship well. CellarScience yeast can be pitched directly in most batches of wort, offering significant time savings. Yeast that is quick and easy to use, high quality, and available at a reasonable cost adds up to a tremendous value. Quality yeast that doesn't "break the brink".
For high gravity ferments consider rehydrating yeast with CellarScience FermStart yeast hydration nutrient. For high gravity or low nutrient wort, feed your fermentation with CellarScience FermFed DAP Free complex yeast nutrient mix.
I brewed a Munich Helles and use this yeast. It did very well in the cold fermentation temperatures between 34-38 degrees and after a month the beer came out fantastic with an ABV of 6.4. I’m washing it and starting my own culture of it.
100% pilsner - 30 minute mash, 30 minute boil -- with current grains, DMS is a myth. Fermented at 65* with no pressure and it was done in 5 days, raised temp to 70* for 2 days. Dropped crystal clear after 2.5 weeks in the keg with no finings added. This yeast is perfect for quick lagers at ale temps.