Oktoberfest/Marzen Lager Yeast - WLP 820
For the distinct malty character that defines authentic German festival beers, WLP820 Oktoberfest Marzen Yeast should definitely be on top of your ingredient list when drafting the recipe.
This strain was sourced from the world-famous Weihenstephan brewery used by traditional German brewers for centuries to make flavourful Marzen Oktoberfest beers.
Compared to other German lager strains, WLP820 tends to produce beers with more body and malt-flavour, which is perfect for higher gravity beers like Bock and Doppelbock.
Note: This yeast is much slower in the first generation than WLP 830, so we encourage a larger starter to be used in the first generation or schedule a longer lagering time.
|Description|| If you’re looking for a lager strain with character, WLP820 Oktoberfest Marzen Yeast is definitely a good pick. It may be not as easy to work with for the novice brewer as some other strains, since it requires a proper starter to be made or longer lagering schedule for obtaining the best results.
When used correctly, WLP820 tends to produce excellent beers in a variety of styles, from the lightest Pilsners and American Lagers, to full-bodied Bocks and even Baltic Porters, the most obvious choice of recipe, of course, being malty Marzen and Octoberfest beers.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 65% - 73%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 52°F - 58°F