CellarScience® KÖLSCH Dry Yeast | Kölsch Ale | Premium Beer Yeast

CellarScience® KÖLSCH Dry Yeast | Kölsch Ale | Premium Beer Yeast

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CellarScience® Kölsch Dry Yeast (500 g)
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Due to high demand, the 500 g is currently out of stock. Be the first to receive your items by placing a pre-order today. We will automatically ship this item to you when it becomes available.

A classic yeast strain for Kölsch & Altbier beer styles. This German top fermenting yeast strain produces a clean, neutral ester profile that allows the finished beer to better express noble hops & malt character. Finishes dry with low levels of diacetyl and faint notes of pear, citrus, apple and plum.

Every batch is PCR tested to ensure quality. 

Two sachets are enough to treat a 5–6 gallon batch. When calculating for larger batches, use at a rate of 2.25–3.25 grams per gallon of wort. We recommend rounding up by one full sachet rather than measuring out the yeast exactly.

Direct Pitch or Rehydrate:
KÖLSCH yeast is designed to be sprinkled directly onto the surface of your wort with no oxygenation required in the initial fermentation. Our aerobic growth process makes this possible by creating dry yeast with high viability and high sterol levels. KÖLSCH yeast is pre-loaded with essential nutrients to ensure a successful, complete fermentation. While not required, some brewers prefer to rehydrate yeast. To hydrate yeast, first, sanitize the yeast brick and scissors. Use 10 grams of sterilized tap water between 85-95°F (29-35°C) mixed with 0.25 grams of FermStart per gram of yeast. Sprinkle yeast on the water. Allow the slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes, then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust to within 10°F (6°C) of wort temperature before pitching. Ferment between 60-73°F (16-23°C).

Optimum Fermentation Temp: 60-73°F
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 10-11% ABV
Attenuation: 75-80%
Similar Strains: WLP029, WY2565

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 a full lineup of 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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Any chance we see this in smaller packaging like the 12 g sachets?
J David on Apr 16, 2024
Any timeline for when this will be in stock? I prepaid for it almost a month ago in early April
Phil Javete on May 6, 2024

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