Kolsch II (WY2575)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This authentic Kӧlsch strain from one of Germany's leading brewing schools has a rich flavor profile which accentuates a soft malt finish. It has low or no detectable diacetyl production and will also ferment well at colder temperatures for fast lager type beers.
Brewing Properties of Kolsch II
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.
Common Beer Styles using Kolsch II
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Kolsch II yeast:
Kolsch, Altbier & Amber Lager
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