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Title: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: TXFlyGuy on April 16, 2020, 12:27:01 pm
Looking for the yeast used by Hacker-Pschorr, in their lagers such as Munich Gold. It is quite clean, not "yeasty" at all.
I like W-34/70, but it has more yeast character than what I'm looking for.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: ynotbrusum on April 16, 2020, 07:31:21 pm
I don’t know their yeast, but I suggest that you consider the S-189 Hürlman dry yeast.  I use it a lot.  Some say that it is too clean, but it sounds like that is what you might be after in your yeast profile.

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Title: Re: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 16, 2020, 08:16:00 pm
The cleanest yeast I have ever used was WLP 940. So clean it didn't taste German on a split batch of Pils, the WLP 830 did.

I have a Pils spunding with S-189. It will be awhile before I evaluate it.
Title: Re: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: ynotbrusum on April 16, 2020, 08:26:51 pm
Let us know your thought, Jeff.  I hope you like it.
Title: Re: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 17, 2020, 01:18:34 am
Let us know your thought, Jeff.  I hope you like it.

I will try and remember to post my impressions.
Title: Re: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: TXFlyGuy on April 17, 2020, 10:37:56 am
The fact participants in this xBmt were unable to reliably distinguish a Vienna Lager fermented with Saflager W-34/70 from one fermented with Saflager S-189 doesn’t strike me as all that Earth shattering. After all, both are lager strains known for imparting a very restrained yeast character, allowing the other ingredients in a beer to shine through. And that’s pretty much what happened, based on both the blind data and my experience.

http://brulosophy.com/2016/12/15/yeast-comparison-saflager-w-3470-vs-saflager-s-189-exbeeriment-results/
Title: Re: Hacker-Pschorr Yeast
Post by: denny on April 17, 2020, 10:44:34 am
The fact participants in this xBmt were unable to reliably distinguish a Vienna Lager fermented with Saflager W-34/70 from one fermented with Saflager S-189 doesn’t strike me as all that Earth shattering. After all, both are lager strains known for imparting a very restrained yeast character, allowing the other ingredients in a beer to shine through. And that’s pretty much what happened, based on both the blind data and my experience.

http://brulosophy.com/2016/12/15/yeast-comparison-saflager-w-3470-vs-saflager-s-189-exbeeriment-results/

As I said somewhere , lager yeasts show a lot less variation than ale yeasts.