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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hop to It!

Fall is the season for hops to be harvested in full force, and for homebrewer's it's a perfect time to start working on homemade lagers. Of course, you'll need to snag some special yeast strains for your brews, and luckily, the folks at Midwest Homebrewing just announced their upcoming Wyeast seasonal strains to use in your own recipes, or in their handy recipe kits (they have over 100 recipes). Here's a sneak peek of what Midwest Homebrewing will have available beginning the first week of October:

Wyeast 2247-PC European Lager Yeast
If you're aiming for crisp, clean pilsners, this is the yeast for you.

Wyeast 2487-PC Hella Bock Yeast
Perfect for brewing Oktoberfest lagers, German bocks, or Bavarian doppelbocks, this Austrian strain will produce rich, full-bodied, malty beers.

Wyeast 2782-PC Staro Prague Lager Yeast
Try this strain for full-bodied, fruity lagers with some malty backbone.

Happy brewing, and in the meantime, check out this fun article on the experiences of a few homebrewers across the country.