California Lager (M54)
From: Mangrove Jack
Type: Yeast • Packet: Dry
California Lager yeast produces clean and crisp lagers, this yeast is excellent for producing anything from a hoppy pilsner to a helles, allowing excellent malt and hop character to be expressed. California Lager yeast produces a clean lager aroma without the associated sulphur, this yeast is perfect for most kinds of lager.
Brewing Properties of California Lager
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
Comparable Beer Yeasts
If you cannot find California Lager (M54) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using California Lager
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the California Lager yeast:
Lagers, California Common
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