Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast (WLP820)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces pastorianus
This strain is ideal for producing malty lagers. Residual sweetness further helps promote malt nuances while contributing to a balanced finish. Great for lagers with a wide gravity range.
Read More: Key Ingredients For Any Oktoberfest Beer
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Brewing Properties of Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast
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 Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast (WLP820) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast yeast:
Märzen & Lagers
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