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Hallertauer
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Username: Hallertauer

Post Number: 483
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 204.104.55.241
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So does anyone have any experience with this yeast? It is an 'platinum' strain and now available. I like the fact that 'Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal' and that the attenuation is 70-80%. So I could whack a pound or 2 of carapils into a batch without it winding up too sweet. It does not appear to be a fussy lager strain which is something I'm looking for.

WLP885 Zurich Lager Yeast
Swiss style lager yeast. With proper care, this yeast can be used to produce lager beer over 11% ABV. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal. Original culture provided to White Labs by Marc Sedam.
Attenuation: 70-80%.
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 50-55F
Alcohol Tolerance: Very High
 

Bill Pierce
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Post Number: 7647
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 01:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Isn't that the strain originally used to ferment Samichlaus? Brew up a batch on December 6, the feast of St. Nicholas. Lager and serve on Christmas of the following year.
 

Hallertauer
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Post Number: 484
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like a plan Bill. I brewed up a RIS last October for Christmas this year. I think I'll make a small 5 gallon batch as a starter and then use the cake for a 'sammy'. Every year on Dec. 6th I fill up my wife's boot with candy (actually the night of Dec. 5th;-) I have not did that for the last few years so I must not forget this year. Here they call it "St. nickolous' day.
 

Jim DeShields
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Post Number: 55
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry I'm in south Florida, When does lager season start?????
 

Michael
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Post Number: 831
Registered: 03-2002
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 12:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Walt?
 

Hallertauer
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Post Number: 485
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 08:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jin,

As soon as your wet Flordia basement gets down to 50 just chuck your fermentor down there with all the snakes and alligators, this will ensure that the swamp water circulates helping to maintain a constant temperature inside your fermentors.
 

Vance Barnes
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry I'm in south Florida, When does lager season start?????

Well it never ends cause you have to have a temp controlled fridge to ever do a lager there. Plus the fridge keeps the snakes and alligators out
 

Jim DeShields
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Post Number: 56
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry I'm in south Florida, When does lager season start?????

Well it never ends cause you have to have a temp controlled fridge to ever do a lager there. Plus the fridge keeps the snakes and alligators out

Yeah I have 2 chest freezers for fermentation, even ales, year round!


Hallertauer
What's a basement?