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Wyeast 1007 German Ale

Supplier:

Wyeast Laboratories

What it does :

The Wyeast 1007 German Ale yeast strain produces a mild flavor profile at typical fermentation temperatures, with little to no ester and diacetyl. At elevated fermentation temperatures this yeast strain may produce some pleasantly fruity esters. This strain is a non-flocculent yeast that results in a cloudy beer. This yeast strain is moderately attenuative. You can expect it to ferment 73 to 77 percent of the fermentable sugars in your wort. It results in a crisp, dry finish.

What it is:

This is a top-fermenting yeast strain.

Vital Statistics


Attenuation (%):

73 - 77

Fermentation Temperature (F):

55 - 66

Flocculation:

Low

Product Form:

Liquid


How it works:

After the boil is complete, cool your wort temperature down to be at or near 66 F (18.9 C). Then, you can add this yeast to begin the primary fermentation of your beer.

Dosage:

The amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary based on the gravity target for your recipe. A starter is strongly recommended for an original gravity at or above 1.080.

Preparation:

You should prepare your yeast sample for pitching into the wort. A liquid 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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Wyeast 1007 German Ale