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WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch

Supplier:

White Labs

What it does :

The WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch yeast strain produces an especially clean flavor profile that highlights hop accents. Any low levels of sulfur generated during fermentation disappear as the beer matures. This strain is a moderately flocculent yeast that results in fairly clear beer. This yeast strain is moderately attenuative. You can expect it to ferment 72 to 78 percent of the fermentable sugars in your wort.

What it is:

This is a top-fermenting yeast strain. This yeast strain was obtained from a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany.

Vital Statistics


Attenuation (%):

72 - 78

Fermentation Temperature (F):

65 - 69

Flocculation:

Medium

Product Form:

Liquid


How it works:

After the boil is complete, cool your wort temperature down to be at or near 69 F (20.6 C). Then, you can add this yeast to begin the primary fermentation of your beer.

Dosage:

The amount of pitching yeast that you need to properly ferment a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch of wort will vary with the original gravity of your recipe. The higher the orginal gravity target of your wort, the greater the amount of sugars to be fermented. So, the original gravity of your recipe's wort drives the number of yeast cells you need to ferment these sugars. Making a yeast starter is strongly recommended for a wort with an original gravity at or above 1.080.

Preparation:

You should prepare your yeast sample for pitching into the wort. A liquid yeast slurry typically requires that you begin activating the culture several hours before use. Follow typical brewing sanitation practices to ensure your fermentation produces the expected results. Unwanted bacterial contamination at the fermentation stage will undo all your hard work in getting your brew to this step of the process.

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WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch