Old Bavarian Lager Yeast - WLP920

Old Bavarian Lager Yeast - WLP 920

  • $10.49

If you’re looking for a lager yeast with a character of its own, WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast is certainly a strain worth looking into. 

Sourced from an older German brewery that has been brewing the same beers for centuries, this lager strain differs from the cleaner and more neutral yeasts used in brewing these days.

WLP920 emphasizes the beer's malt character and tends to produce a moderate amount of esters, similarly to ale yeast, which imbues the beer with a mild floral flavour. As a result, this strain can produce truly unique lager beers with a very peculiar and refreshing character.

Description From a technical point of view, WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager yeast is a medium attenuator with quite an impressive alcohol tolerance, which results in beers with more body and malt character that can push ABV numbers well above 10%. This renders WLP920 a very versatile strain that can be used in anything from light Pilsners and Viennas to thick Doppelbocks and even Baltic Porters.

The yeast is quite simple to work with as it doesn’t differ significantly from other lager strains in terms of handling, while fermenting higher gravity worts will only require a larger starter and better aeration before pitching the yeast.

Attenuation: 66% - 73%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 50°F - 55°F

Seasonally produced, limited availability.

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