A popular yeast strain with a Berlin lineage that is famous for producing amazing lagers with soft malt character and balanced esters. Like all CellarScience yeast, BERLIN is eligible for direct pitch straight into your wort. CellarScience provides 12g of yeast per sachet, which is up to 9% more than any other brand of dry yeast. Every batch of yeast is PCR tested to ensure quality. BERLIN has been selling to pro breweries for awhile but was just recently packaged down to sachets for homebrewers.
Use at a rate of 12 grams per 5-6 gallons of wort.
Direct Pitch or Rehydrate:
BERLIN yeast can be direct pitched with great results by sprinkling it onto the surface of the wort in your fermenter. However, proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beer with a starting gravity above 15°P (1.061 SG). To hydrate yeast, first sanitize the yeast pack and a pair of scissors. Boil tap water to sterilize and then cool to 85-95°F (29-35°C). Use 10 grams (0.35 oz) of water per gram of yeast. Sprinkle the yeast onto the water, allow the slurry to stand undisturbed for 20 minutes, and then swirl. Use small amounts of wort to adjust the temperature of the slurry to within 10°F (6°C) of the wort temp before pitching. Ferment between 54-62°F (12-17°C).
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 54-62°F
Cell Count: 10 billion cells per gram
Similar Strains: WLP820, WY2206, S-23