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wyeast 2124 for Dunkel & a BoPils

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akr71:
I'm planning a Munich Dunkel and a Bohemian Pilsner as my next couple of batches and don't really want to have my LHBS order in 2 different yeasts for it.

Do you think it will turn out ok if I use Bohemian Lager 2124 for both?  Should I pitch one onto the yeast cake of the other, and if so, which would you recommend be the first?

babalu87:
Doesnt matter which goes first
I've used yeast from Rauchbiers to make Pale Ales without issue.

I'd measure out a calculated amount of slurry rather than use the whole yeast cake.
Maybe if you were brewing a Dopplebock or something really big you'll need the whole cake but not in this instance.

akr71:
Thanks - grab enough for the second beer and should still have enough left over from the first beer to put in the fridge. ;D

Thirsty_Monk:
The name of "Bohemian Lager 2124" is really misleading because it is German Yeast.
Yeast Cross reference says
2124     Bohemian lager     Weihenstephan 34/70
and
2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast   =   WLP830 German Lager Yeast
http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm

So you will make great Munich Dunkel but for Bohemian Pilsner IMO you need Czech Yeast.
If you use 2124 for Bohemian Pilsner you will end up with good German Pilsner.

akr71:
Thanks for pointing that out, its much appreciated.  I've never looked at that list before, though I've used the pitching calculator before.

I'll probably still use 2124 for both.  I don't need to try and clone a Bohemian Pilsner, I'm just aiming for something close.  The Wyeast site recommends any of the following:
   2000 - Budvar Lager
   2001 - Urquell Lager
   2124 - Bohemian Lager
   2278 - Czech Pils

and 2124 was on the Dunkel list too, which is why I chose it.  Next time, I think I'll try 2278 when I'm not feeling so cheap.

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