Originating from the home of great Pilsners in the Czech Republic, the classic Czech Pilsner strain finishes dry and malty, making the yeast a perfect choice for Bohemian-style Pilsners. Sulfur produced during fermentation can be reduced with warmer fermentation temperatures 58°F (14°C) and will dissipate with conditioning.
Temperature Range: 50-58F, 10-14C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV
Styles: Bohemian Pilsner, Classic American Pilsner, Dark American Lager, Munich Dunkel, Schwarzbier (Black Beer), Vienna Lager
To create an enhanced flavor profile in Bohemian style pilsners, pitch the Czech Pils strain along with the Pilsner Urquell (2001) strain. For both yeasts, an adequate starter culture will allow the yeast to properly attenuate the beer to style and create a favorable flavor and aroma profile.
To assure complete fermentation and a clean flavor and aroma profile in the finished beer, a yeast starter or pitching multiple packs is recommended for insuring the proper amount of attenuation. Consult a yeast pitching rate calculator in a brewing software package or at the Wyeast website for the correct amount of yeast to pitch per each 5-gallon batch. The yeast pitch rate will be contingent on the original gravity of the wort produced during the brewing session.