White Labs Yeast - 820 Oktoberfest
This yeast produces a very malty, bock like style. It does not finish as dry as WLP830. This yeast is much slower in the first generation than WLP830, so we encourage a larger starter to be used the first generation or schedule a longer lagering time.
Style Performance Listing
A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.
|German Style Pilsner||2||Bohemian Style Pilsner||4|
|Munchen Style Helles||4||European Style Pilsner||2|
|American Style Light Lager||2||American Style Lager||2|
|American Style Premium Lager||2||American Style Specialty Lager||2|
|Vienna Style Lager||2||Americn Style Amber Lager||2|
|German Style Marzen & Oktoberfest||4||European Style Dark & Munchner||4|
|American Style Dark Lager||2||German Style Schwarzbier||2|
|German Style Dopplebock||4||Bock||2|
Feedback and experiences from previous customers.
I pitched this (with a yeast starter) 8 days ago into 5ish gallons. This yeast began active fermentation within 24 hours and hasn't stopped. The gravity has gone from .060 to .032 since I pitched it. The beer is still actively fermenting. This beer is my first lager so I am learning how lagers go at such a slower pace than ale yeast.
I'm also getting a sulfur smell (not taste) from the beer - which I guess is also normal of lagers. Hopefully this all isn't happening because I pitched too short. I'm going to tryout the quick lagering method on this. I'm almost at the second phase where I ramp up the temperature. Let's hope I get this into bottles within 4 weeks.