Bavarian Yeast Strains

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Bavarian Yeast Strains

Postby Ancient Abbey » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:27 pm

I'd like to get our own data on yeast strains. Kristen England is the last person I want to quote in this book, but we will ultimately have to talk about specific strains, their origins and their performance.

That said, I feel like 833, 835, 838 and 860 are well accepted bavarian strains, but it would be nice to have our own confirmations. 830 is one I would like more information regarding. I know it is most referenced by Weihestephan as strain 34/70 (there is also 34/78), however, I have seen it referenced as bavarian (S. German), bohemian (Czech) and carlsbergian (Denmark). Narziss's favorite strain is the Carlsberg strain, but that is very generic. Technically, any lagers yeast can lay claim to being the Carlsberg strain, as it is the first and original lager strain isolated. However, different strains have been developed over the last 120 years from that.
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Re: Bavarian Yeast Strains

Postby Weizenberg » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:57 pm

Where did N mention this? Have you got a link?


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Re: Bavarian Yeast Strains

Postby Ancient Abbey » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:59 pm

Techbrau wrote:For the record 830 is a Bavarian strain (Weihenstephan), does produce the necessary sulphur at 9c and below, and ferments very happily at 7-8c.

Techbrau wrote:I've got an outstanding helles going into lagering tonight that's dripping with IT and was fermented with 2124. It's Narziss' favorite strain (he touts it at TUM which is why it's so widely used) and I can't argue with him.

Techbrau wrote:I saw an email from a WL rep posted a while back (for whatever that's worth) confirming they're both 34/70.


I may be putting words in Dave's mouth. Dave, will you clarify?
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Re: Bavarian Yeast Strains

Postby Techbrau » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:40 pm

Jeff Rankert (who I generally trust but this could be wrong) claims it was in an OCB article:

http://www.beeradvocate.com/community/t ... 294/page-6

I wouldn't put this in our book without a better reference.
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Re: Bavarian Yeast Strains

Postby Ancient Abbey » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:45 pm

What is OCB? Can we find that article?
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Re: Bavarian Yeast Strains

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:01 am

So few strains to try, so much time. Wait, reverse that...
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