Hella Bock Lager (WY2487)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces pastorianus
Direct from the Austrian Alps, this strain will produce rich, full-bodied and malty beers with a complex flavor profile and a great mouth feel. Attenuates well while still leaving plenty of malt character and body. Beers fermented with this strain will benefit from a temperature rise for a diacetyl rest at the end of primary fermentation.
Brewing Properties of Hella Bock 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 Hella Bock Lager (WY2487) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Hella Bock Lager
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Hella Bock Lager yeast:
Helles, Marzen, Munich Dunkel & Bock
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