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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2016, 03:31:36 PM »
Not german, but both danish 2042 and canadian 2272 rocked and made a nice dry lagers as well.  I also think using 10% flaked wheat and some acid malt kicks things up in the dry/crisp department.  All seems to work together.  Now if I can dial in the perfect late hopping for NGP.  Saaz ain't working for me.  Neither is hallertau, too floral.  Thinking maybe tettnanger next time. 
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2016, 03:34:13 PM »
Off topic: I noticed that list has Denny's Favorite 50 listed as Wy2450 not 1450.

Must be an old list..that was the original number.  BTW, be skeptical of the equivalents listed on there.  Some of them are dead on, some of them have been shown to be way off.
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2016, 03:39:36 PM »
Yes, for example, these are backwards:

WLP820   Octoberfest/Marzen Lager   Weihenstephan 34/70   2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast
WLP830   German Lager   Weihenstephan 206   2206 Bavarian Lager Yeast

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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2016, 04:35:50 PM »
WLP838 is a good one, I'm usually a Wyeast person, but that 838 is solid stuff. But you also can't go wrong with 2124.
So, is WLP838 the same as WY 2308 Munich Lager? I've used WY 2308 before, but not in a German Pils. Like Jon, I like my German Pils to have a crisp finish.

I think pH trumps yeast strain choice in terms of creating a "crisp" beer.  Mash low 5.2.  That's what I do.  Honestly, I was quite pleased with dry 3470 in my last pils. 


I agree pH is big on getting a crisp beer. On the whole though, I see 2124/830/34-70 as a drier strain and I like a fairly dry German pils.
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2016, 09:40:51 PM »
On the whole though, I see 2124/830/34-70 as a drier strain and I like a fairly dry German pils.

I'm really enjoying my latest German pils: fermented with S-34/70
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2016, 09:43:20 PM »
Wyeast 1764 at the low 60s turns out a good pilsner like beer. (Just don't tell those "like-minded individuals" or they'll ban you from their forum.) :)
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2016, 10:53:18 PM »
Wyeast 1764 at the low 60s turns out a good pilsner like beer. (Just don't tell those "like-minded individuals" or they'll ban you from their forum.) :)

Probably what got you banned. My lord, what were you thinking?  ;)

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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2016, 11:11:37 PM »
Ok, I think I'll go with what has already worked well.. WY 2124. I plan on calling this one "This Pils is IT"
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2016, 04:07:17 PM »
Wyeast 1764 at the low 60s turns out a good pilsner like beer. (Just don't tell those "like-minded individuals" or they'll ban you from their forum.) :)

Probably what got you banned. My lord, what were you thinking?  ;)
You been watching Game of Thrones, my lord?

And you just passed 1764 on your post count!

Anyway, I have a pils lagering right now with 2352 that, I think, turned out pretty nicely. It might be a full-on pilsner yeast, but it's showing promise. Might be more of a Bavarian style pils.

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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2016, 09:39:43 PM »
Wyeast 1764 at the low 60s turns out a good pilsner like beer. (Just don't tell those "like-minded individuals" or they'll ban you from their forum.) :)

Probably what got you banned. My lord, what were you thinking?  ;)

That doing an experiment to be able to cope with temporary loss of temperature control was not meant to say "Do it all the time" or to convert lager brewers to the ale side.
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2016, 12:23:15 AM »
I'll throw in WY2278 for consideration. It gives a great crisp/dry finish. It is at least on par with 34/70 in my opinion.
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2016, 02:17:13 AM »
I'll throw in WY2278 for consideration. It gives a great crisp/dry finish. It is at least on par with 34/70 in my opinion.
I just might give that one a try.
Dan Chisholm

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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2016, 11:17:25 AM »
I am going to bring a CAP to Club Night that I split the batch into two, half with 34/70 and half with 2308.  You can try them side by side.
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2016, 03:35:11 PM »
I'll throw in WY2278 for consideration. It gives a great crisp/dry finish. It is at least on par with 34/70 in my opinion.

The 2 back to back batches of German pils I just made used 2278.
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Re: What's your favorite German Pils yeast?
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2016, 09:11:23 PM »
I'll throw in WY2278 for consideration. It gives a great crisp/dry finish. It is at least on par with 34/70 in my opinion.

The 2 back to back batches of German pils I just made used 2278.
Let me know how they turn out. There is only so much experimentation that one can do with a grain bill of German Pils.
Dan Chisholm