favorite lager yeast?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:03 am

What strain of liquid lager yeast does everybody prefer brewing with for malty lagers (bocks, oktoberfest, etc)?
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Re: favorite lager yeast?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:29 am

WLP833 is my absolute favorite for those styles, an it also makes a killer helles. It is a total malt showcase lager yeast.

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Re: favorite lager yeast?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:49 pm

Is that the WY Hellabock strain?
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Re: favorite lager yeast?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:11 pm

Yup.

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Re: favorite lager yeast?

Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:16 pm

I have used Wyeast Bohemian Lager many times with much success. I do have to say I make lighter beers but it does make a great Oktoberfest.
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Re: favorite lager yeast?

Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:00 pm

Yeah, I have used WY Bavarian Lager, WL Oktoberfest blend, WY bohemian lager, WY hellabock, WL Southern German Lager. My personal favorite of those was WY hellabock simply for its consistency in performance and flavor. I always knew what to expect with that strain, while I have felt that the others could be a bit dodgy at times. Just curious to see what other strains people were preferring and why....
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