Southern German Lager Yeast (WLP838)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
This yeast is characterized by a malty finish, balanced aroma and great flocculation. It is a strong fermenter which produces slight sulfur and low diacetyl during fermentation. This strain benefits from a diacetyl rest and conditioning.
Brewing Properties of Southern German 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 Southern German Lager Yeast (WLP838) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
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