A bottom-fermenting lager yeast characterised by it's dry and clean palate typical of traditional Czech brewing. Produces soft, delicate and well balanced beers.
- Yeast Classification: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.
- Recommended Temperature Range: 10-15c.
- Killer Factor: Neutral.
- Performance Characteristics: 5- High, 1- Low.
- Attenuation: 72-76%.
- Flocculation Rate: 4
- Compaction: 4
- Dry Weight: 93-96%
- GMO Status: GMO Free.
Aroma Characteristics: Classic Bohemian pilsner strain aroma and flavour characteristics can be expected.
Flavour/Mouthfeel: Hop and malt character will be enhanced and supported by moderate to full body. In wort with simple malt bills, delicate malt flavours will survive. Beer fermented with this strain is generally rich & chewy without being heavy at all. Light and delicately balanced beers call for this strain. Lagering periods as short as 4 weeks may produce acceptable beer but allowing it to lager for 6-8 weeks, will result in beer that is richer and smoother with a more refined aroma and flavour.
Higher Alcohol Beers: This strain will perform reasonably well in higher alcohol beer production up to 8% ABV, beer of over 7% will be slightly sweet, and the alcohol may be slightly hot.
Suitable For: German/Bohemian Pilsners, Baltic Porter & American Style Lagers.