Item #: Y68
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Classic pilsner strain for a dry but malty finish. More temperature sensitive than most, this one should be fermented at 48 to 55 degrees F. Medium flocculation, attenuation: 70-74%. 125 ml pack.


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by jeff
on 6/19/2018
from Knoxville, TN
Perfect yeast for behemian pilseners
The yeast is my preferred yeast for those malty, complex Bohemian pilsners like that first ever pale lager brewed in Pilsen in 1842 that created such a sensation in the brewing world.  2 row Pils malt and Czech Saaz hops create the most authentic examples.  It finishes dry and malty with a long round finish with assertive soft bitterness from the hops.  I always incorporate a diacetyl rest for two days near the end of fermentation at 65-68f.  Sulfur produced dissipates with conditioning at lager temps.  52-55f is the best temp for two week fermentations.  
by Todd
on 12/11/2013
Excellent Pilsners
I spent a lot of time in northern Germany and am well acquainted with the best Pilsners.  I tried for several years to re-create these great brews at home.  A couple of years ago I perfected the recipe and this yeast is key to the success.  I do make a starter using two cups of corn sugar per liter – one liter per five gallon batch.  The other ingredients are 6 lbs German Pils, 1lb 15L or 20L crushed Crystal, 4 oz Saaz hops and gypsum.  I ferment it at around 50 F for 5 to 6 weeks.  After priming with 1 ¼ cup of corn sugar and bottling, the beer needs to lager for months.  The result is fabulous; great head development and retention, wonderful color and clarity, superb taste.  Some may choose to use 6 oz hops for a little more dryness.  But back to this yeast, it really makes this beer the best.  
by Eric S.
on 5/16/2011
from San Diego
Czech Pils Yeast
Pros:  This yeast is a great, clean tasting lager strain.  I used it to create a traditional Pilsner with german Pils extract, grains and Noble hops.  This pilsner really gave an authentic flavor and I definitely recommend it.
Cons:  You MUST use a starter with this packet -- on the packet it says it will start your beer without, and that may be but it will take way too long to get cranking.  Use a starter and get the fermentation going straight away.
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