Vierka dry lager yeast

Vierka dry lager yeast

Post by neal » Fri, 08 Sep 2006 23:54:37



Does anyone have an experience with the Vierka Lager dry yeasts?  There
is a light and dark/munich version.   www.Vierka.de states that the
fermentation temp should be around 45F.  Descriptions of these yeasts
on homebrew sites state that the recommnded temp is 55F.

The directions on the back of the package are a bit silly.  Leave at
room temp for 5 days then cool.  I'm willing to ignore this bad advice
given bettter advice on the website.

There are certainly lots of older homebrew recipes that used Vierka.
And the HBD archives contain both postive statements and negative ones.

 
 
 

Vierka dry lager yeast

Post by mike » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 00:31:47


Quote:

> Does anyone have an experience with the Vierka Lager dry yeasts?  There
> is a light and dark/munich version.   www.Vierka.de states that the
> fermentation temp should be around 45F.  Descriptions of these yeasts
> on homebrew sites state that the recommnded temp is 55F.

> The directions on the back of the package are a bit silly.  Leave at
> room temp for 5 days then cool.  I'm willing to ignore this bad advice
> given bettter advice on the website.

> There are certainly lots of older homebrew recipes that used Vierka.
> And the HBD archives contain both postive statements and negative ones.

I am surprised you haven't yet received the typical "liquid yeast is
the only way to go"- type responses.

I think it would be worth a shot, if you have some on hand, and can
keep the ferment temps down at 45-50 degrees.  I think you might want
to pitch 2-3 packs, depending on OG and ferment temp. (or, you could
split a 5 gallon batch to compare with another lager yeast).  Also, I
read an old post on HBD indicating that a starter was beneficial, 24
hrs prior.

I haven't yet tried this yeast.  If you use it, please let the
collective know about your experience.

 
 
 

Vierka dry lager yeast

Post by John 'Shaggy' Kolesa » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 01:08:45



Quote:
> I am surprised you haven't yet received the typical "liquid yeast is
> the only way to go"- type responses.

I'm not sure why you think this would be a typical response.  I don't
think any of the current regulars post this.  I haven't seen anybody
say that liquid is the only way to go for a long, long time on here.  Does
rec.crafts.brewing really give you that impression, or are you thinking of
some other group?

John.

 
 
 

Vierka dry lager yeast

Post by mike » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:35:55


Quote:


> > I am surprised you haven't yet received the typical "liquid yeast is
> > the only way to go"- type responses.

> I'm not sure why you think this would be a typical response.  I don't
> think any of the current regulars post this.  I haven't seen anybody
> say that liquid is the only way to go for a long, long time on here.  Does
> rec.crafts.brewing really give you that impression, or are you thinking of
> some other group?

> John.

John -

I agree, this isn't typical of RCB posters.  Sorry to paint with a
broad brush - I was thinking of other boards where I have seen this
sort of opinion.

At any rate, I am quite interested in the topic of dry yeasts, and dry
lager yeasts specifically, since I don't like starters.

 
 
 

Vierka dry lager yeast

Post by Andy McKella » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:31:10


Quote:



>>> I am surprised you haven't yet received the typical "liquid yeast
>>> is the only way to go"- type responses.

>> I'm not sure why you think this would be a typical response.  I
>> don't think any of the current regulars post this.  I haven't seen
>> anybody say that liquid is the only way to go for a long, long time
>> on here.  Does rec.crafts.brewing really give you that impression,
>> or are you thinking of some other group?

>> John.

> John -

> I agree, this isn't typical of RCB posters.  Sorry to paint with a
> broad brush - I was thinking of other boards where I have seen this
> sort of opinion.

> At any rate, I am quite interested in the topic of dry yeasts, and
> dry lager yeasts specifically, since I don't like starters.

I have only been watching this groups for a few weeks, so I don't know
what might have been said in the past; but, in defense of the "liquid is
best" crowd,  the variety of dry yeasts available used to be pretty
dismal.  That's not to say that quality was poor; it wasn't.  But for
years, all I could get was Windsor, Nottingham, Edme, and (later) Coopers.

--
-- Andy McKellar
    Dallas, TX

 
 
 

Vierka dry lager yeast

Post by John 'Shaggy' Kolesa » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:15:15


Quote:

> I have only been watching this groups for a few weeks, so I don't know
> what might have been said in the past; but, in defense of the "liquid is
> best" crowd,  the variety of dry yeasts available used to be pretty
> dismal.  That's not to say that quality was poor; it wasn't.  But for
> years, all I could get was Windsor, Nottingham, Edme, and (later) Coopers.

There was a time when quality was really poor too.  But that was going
back 10 - 15 years.  Definitely not the case anymore.

John.