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CellarScience® GERMAN Dry Lager Yeast

CellarScience® GERMAN Dry Lager Yeast

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Description

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.
 
Dosage:
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
Flocculation: High
Cell Count: 10 billion cells per gram
Similar Strains: WLP830, WY2124, W-34/70
Gluten-free
 
 

CellarScience Yeast:
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".

CellarScience Nutrients:
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.

 

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First try with this product
Bryan J K on Oct 8, 2021
Want to save money (vs 34/70)
William S on Sep 17, 2021
First try with this product
Bryan J K on Oct 8, 2021
Fantastic lager yeast at bargain shop prices. It creates wonderful lagers much like 34/70 but without the premium.
Adam Garrison on Sep 30, 2021
Want to save money (vs 34/70)
William S on Sep 17, 2021
This worked great in a Munich helles. 1.011 in 2 weeks @ 50F
andrew on Aug 24, 2021
Try something new
George P on Aug 18, 2021
available
Donald M on Aug 12, 2021
Love dry yeast, best price, need weihenstephaner strain.
Dan on Aug 11, 2021
Standard Lager - price
Kevin P on Jul 21, 2021
To ferment wort
Dan Vander Z on Jul 13, 2021
Looks like a great value.
Joe D on Jul 8, 2021
I have never used this brand, thought I would give it a try.
Dennis C on Jun 22, 2021
For my first lager, excellent price
andrew on Jun 12, 2021
Produces a wonderful lager profile
Bill B on May 19, 2021
It's a cheaper version of the weihenstephan yeast
Adam Garrison on May 13, 2021
Because Cali is so awesome, this has to be awesome too.
Ken M on Mar 26, 2021
To compare to 34/70
Juan R on Mar 23, 2021
out of distillers yeast
rick s on Mar 10, 2021
Try new yeast
David M on Feb 9, 2021
better price for same dry yeast produced by Fermentis
Douglas M on Feb 3, 2021
Fantastic lager yeast at bargain shop prices. It creates wonderful lagers much like 34/70 but without the premium.
Adam Garrison on Sep 30, 2021
This worked great in a Munich helles. 1.011 in 2 weeks @ 50F
andrew on Aug 24, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Ferments Clean & Fast
Have used this yeast 3 times now and each time fermentation has completed within 5 days. Ferm Temp 55-56f. Nice Yeast at a good price and floccs well
August 11, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hot Ferments The Same As W34/70
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.
May 5, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great! Fast and clean fermentation on a large scale.
Pitched 2-500g packs into a 16bbl of 11P wort at 52F. Fermented out clean and fast. Cleaned it up at 63F with little diacetyl and sulphur production.
April 5, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago