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Oktoberfest Yeast from Omega Yeast

Oktoberfest (OYL-107)

From: Omega Yeast
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces pastorianus

This strain is a slow fermenter but said to be worth the wait by fans of Märzenbier and Oktoberfest Lagers particularly. It facilitates a smooth, rich, balanced beer with full, malty profile. Make sure to give it a thorough diacetyl rest.

Read More: Key Ingredients For Any Oktoberfest Beer

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Brewing Properties of Oktoberfest

The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.

Alcohol Tolerance
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
9%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
73-77%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
Medium-High
Optimal Temperature
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.
46-58° F
(8-14° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find Oktoberfest (OYL-107) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using Oktoberfest

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Oktoberfest yeast:

Lagers, Märzen


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