Yeast Bay Franconian Dark Lager –
Franconian Dark Lager is a single strain of Saccharomyces pastorianus that hails from the Franconia region of Germany. This yeast exhibits a short lag time and has flavour profile characteristics that complement dark, roasted malts. The dark malt complementing nature of this yeast makes it a perfect fit for any big, malt driven dark lagers. While well-suited for dark lagers, this yeast also performs well in producing lagers derived from a pale worts.
We recommend a brief diacetyl rest at ~ 15-18 ºC (2-3 days) at the end of primary fermentation. An extended lagering phase at 1-2 ºC will encourage the yeast to settle and create a clean profile.
Temperature: 9-11 ºC
Attenuation: 74-78 %