Brewer's Lair - Fine Beer and Brewing
Recipes

Design Beer

Brewhouse

Make Beer

Beer Basics

Know Beer

Lounge

Enjoy Beer

Directory

Find Beer

About Us

Promote Beer

Enjoy the beer that you deserve.

Brewhouse

Brewing Process
Equipment
Malts, Grains, and Sugars
Hops
Yeast
Water
Flavorings
Additives
Brewing Tips
Troubleshooting
Worksheets
Calculators

WLP830 German Lager

Supplier:

White Labs

What it does :

The WLP830 German Lager yeast strain produces a very malty and clean flavor profile. This strain is a moderately flocculent yeast that results in fairly clear beer. This yeast strain is moderately to highly attenuative. You can expect it to ferment 74 to 79 percent of the fermentable sugars in your wort.

What it is:

This is a bottom-fermenting yeast strain. This yeast strain is described as one of the most broadly-used lager strains in the world.

Vital Statistics


Attenuation (%):

74 - 79

Fermentation Temperature (F):

50 - 55

Flocculation:

Medium

Product Form:

Liquid


How it works:

After the boil is complete, cool your wort temperature down to be at or near 55 F (12.8 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.

Related Links

Final Gravity Prediction
WLP830 German Lager