Pilsen Lager (WY2007)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces pastorianus
Wyeast 2007 is the classic American lager strain. This mild, neutral strain produces beers with a nice malty character and a smooth palate. It ferments dry and crisp with minimal sulfur or diacetyl. Beers from this strain exhibit the characteristics of the most popular lager in America.
Brewing Properties of Pilsen 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 Pilsen Lager (WY2007) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Pilsen Lager
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Pilsen Lager yeast:
American Lager, Lager, German Pils, Schwarzbier
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