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Gold Packet Craft German Pils / Lager Yeast 100g - Supplied in Resealable Pouch

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Our German Pils / Lager yeast has been specially selected for use in the production of bottom fermented Pilsner style and other Lager style beers.

There are many different strains of yeasts available on the market today, we chose our Craft German Pils / Lager Yeast as it has the following characteristics -

  • Our yeast is used in the production of Commercial Pilsners and Lagers and having been developed by Berlin University has a proven track record for reliability within the industry.
  • This yeast strain is very quick to start and the sedimentation capacity is high.
  • This strain of yeast produces finished Lagers which are rich in esters and fruity characterstics.
  • This yeast is particularly tolerant to alcohol so can be used for both primary and secondary fermentation to make medium and higher strength Lagers.

How much yeast is needed -

Typically between 5 and 10 grams of yeast for a 40 pint (23 litre) brew being fermented at 12 - 15 degrees Celsius. If you are fermenting at a lower temperature (10 - 12 degrees Celsius) then we suggest adding a bit more.

How to use the yeast -

You can just stir the dried yeast directly into the wort to be fermented but we recommend rehydrating the yeast first. This will confirm that the yeast is working well and it also gives the best start to the fermentation possible.

How to rehydrate the yeast - 

In a sterilised container put 100ml of water that has been boiled and the temperature reduced until it is lukewarm. Add the yeast and 6 to 7grams (approx 1 teaspoon) of household sugar, loosely cover and leave in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes until you can see bubbles appearing on the surface of the liquid, then pour directly into the fermentation vessel containing the wort.

How to store once opened -

As there is enough yeast supplied in this pouch to ferment over 250 litres of Pilsner or Lager we supply this yeast in a heavy duty resealable pouch so that you can use and store it cleanly and with ease. Simply store your resealed pouch in the fridge.