Thought to be the H strain of the famous Plzen brewer, Pilsner I lager has a dry and neutral taste profile and is gently malty with a lightly perceptible floral aroma and is the first of the famous Czech strains inspiring America’s most famous light, brilliantly clear, golden lagers. Commonly produces sulfur during fermentation that clears during lagering. Watch out for diacetyl.
Optimum Ferm Temp: 48–56° F (9–13° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: High - Up to 9%
Omega Yeast Labs’ is based in Chicago and their standard is to provide breweries with pitchable quantities of fresh, made-to-order pure yeast.
Founder and CEO Lance Shaner received a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Texas – Houston. Lance has 9 years of laboratory experience, including 5 years of original research on the stress response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a.k.a. brewer’s yeast). Lance has been an avid homebrewer for 14 years and continues actively homebrewing today.
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