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Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:31:41 PM »
I've pretty much used Wyeast 2124 exclusively for all my Pilsners but I'm thinking of changing things up and trying either Wyeast 2000 or 2001. What are your thoughts on these two strains or others for a Bo Pils?

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 01:19:05 PM »
I have my first bo pils fermenting now with what I assume is 2000 (got a jar of it from a local brewery who referred to it as czechvar) so I'm looking forward to reading this thread. I'll be able to chime in once it's finished. Took off pretty fast and I have a nice krausen atm.

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 01:27:40 PM »
To follow up - I just checked in today. Krausen dropped and it's at the targeted final gravity (1.045-1.011) 4.5 days from pitch at 48f.

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 01:59:52 PM »
To follow up - I just checked in today. Krausen dropped and it's at the targeted final gravity (1.045-1.011) 4.5 days from pitch at 48f.
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That sounds pretty quick, large pitch?

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 02:51:30 PM »
I like 2000. It's very soft and malty but you can work the water and hops to impart crispness.
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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 01:43:21 AM »
I like 2000. It's very soft and malty but you can work the water and hops to impart crispness.
+1 - just make sure to check the diacetyl level prior to cold-crashing.
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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 02:43:57 AM »
2000 really mutes the hops.  I like it in most beers, but in my hoppier styles I like a few others better.  It takes it a little while to clear also.  One of my favorite for malt forward styles.
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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 03:18:57 PM »
I had to check back in my records, but the beer I made for the PU competition used 860 Helles.  It turned out really well.
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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 07:32:06 PM »
I had to check back in my records, but the beer I made for the PU competition used 860 Helles.  It turned out really well.

There's another yeast I want to try out. I ended up getting Wyeast 2000 at N Brewer this morning. It should work well for my next few brews, all Czech lagers. Thanks for the info everyone.

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 10:49:51 PM »
WY 2000 is nice. I like the Budvar beer. The only one I did not like was WY 2278.

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 11:41:44 PM »
WY 2000 is nice. I like the Budvar beer. The only one I did not like was WY 2278.

Happy brewing.

Thanks for getting me into these Czech lagers, I'll have to give you some samples.

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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 11:45:10 PM »

WY 2000 is nice. I like the Budvar beer. The only one I did not like was WY 2278.

Happy brewing.

Thanks for getting me into these Czech lagers, I'll have to give you some samples.
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Re: Favorite Bo Pils Yeast
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2015, 03:19:16 AM »
I would love to have access to the 5-strain culture that Pilsner Urquell used to use.  Of the commercially available cultures, my preference goes to the Budvar culture.