Bavarian Dunkel Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU# U1430

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Dark lager with a malty, bready aroma and flavor. Recommended: 2-stage cold fermentation and yeast starter.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts, but it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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Bavarian Dunkel Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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Dark without being roasty or bitter, full-bodied and malty without being syrupy ... Dunkel is another signature lager from Bavaria. The copper color and profound complexity comes from high-kilned Munich malt, with its toasty, bready aroma and full flavor. Our kit is rounded out with German hops and an authentic yeast strain to yield a smooth and satisfying dark lager. Serve alongside rye bread, cheese and mustard. Recommended: 2-stage cold fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Beer Style Dark/Amber Lager
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1052
Total Time to Make 2 months
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I just purchased this kit, I ordered with the wyeast 2206 Bavarian as it sound to me it would be more original for a German beer recipe, but now I am not sure if it will be the right choice as NB indicates is a liquid yeast and tempature may kill it during the shipping? I live in Florida and is pretty hot and humid now.
A shopper on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: We can only speak in likelihood, not certainty, but... I think it likely the yeast 2206 will be OK after shipping, so I would probably just go for it. In the future during the summer months I would go with a dry yeast such as saflager s-23 if you are worried about the heat. If you get a yeast starter kit a dry yeast will work great.

Another issue is your fermentation temperature: the 2206 optimal temperature is around 50 degrees (listed in the detail of the yeast), so if you can control that, a lager yeast is great. However, if you have it sitting in a closet or the basement like most people, your fermentation temperature will be more like 65 or 70, and a lager yeast may not be a great choice. My suggestion to solve that problem is use the kit with an ale yeast such as yeast 1056 (liquid) or safale us 05 (dry). Not exactly traditional/authentic, but it will taste fine.
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