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GERMAN Dry Beer Yeast

GERMAN Dry Beer Yeast

The classic lager strain from Weihenstephan Germany that has been used for generations to produce clean, balanced lagers from pilsners to doppelbocks. Like all our yeast, GERMAN is eligible for direct pitch straight into your wort. CellarScience provides 12g of yeast per sachet, which is up to 9% more than any other brand of dry yeast. Every batch of yeast is PCR tested to ensure quality. GERMAN has been selling to pro breweries for awhile but was just recently packaged down to sachets for homebrewers.
 
Dosage:
Two 12g sachets are enough to treat a 5–6 gallon batch. Or 80-120 grams per barrel, depending on wort temperature and gravity.
 
Direct Pitch or Rehydrate:
GERMAN yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling it onto the surface of the wort in your fermenter. However, proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beer with a starting gravity above 15°P (1.061 SG). To hydrate yeast, first sanitize the yeast pack and a pair of scissors. Boil tap water to sterilize and then cool to 85-95°F (29-35°C). Use 10 grams (0.35 oz) of water per gram of yeast. Sprinkle the yeast onto the water, allow the slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes, and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust the temperature of the slurry to within 10°F (6°C) of the wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 50-59°F (10-15°C).
 
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 50-59°F
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 9-10% ABV
Attenuation: 78-85%
Gluten-free

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