Nacho Leo is a very clean and crisp lager yeast isolated from a brewery in Mexico. If you enjoy easy-drinking lagers this yeast could be a great house lager strain.
Lagers, Bock, Helles
Brewers everywhere are always searching for new and interesting yeast strains to use in their beers. Nacho Leo is a dried yeast that originated in Mexico. This strain from WHC Labs is a lager yeast and is known for its clean, crisp flavour. It is perfect for brewing easy-drinking lagers, and can be used in a variety of beer styles including bocks, Helles, and pilsners. Nacho Leo is a great choice for any brewer looking for a versatile lager yeast that produces a clean, refreshing flavour.
What kind of yeast is used for lager?
Lager yeast is a bottom fermenting yeast that typically works at colder temperatures than other yeasts. This yeast is used to produce lagers, which are a type of beer that is typically light in colour and has a smooth, crisp taste. Lager yeast is typically used in brewing beer that will be stored in cold environments, such as caves or cellars, for an extended period of time. This extended ageing process helps to produce the distinct flavour and character of lager beers.
What is the difference between ale yeast and lager yeast?
Ale yeast is a top-fermenting yeast, while lager yeast is a bottom-fermenting yeast. This means that the ale yeast ferments at the top of the fermentation vessel, while the lager yeast ferments at the bottom. Ale yeasts are also Saccharomyces cerevisiae, while lager yeasts are typically Saccharomyces pastorianus. Ale yeasts produce more esters and phenols than lager yeasts, which gives ale beers their fruity and spicy flavours. Lager beers are crisper and cleaner-tasting than ales, due to the lower levels of esters and phenols produced by lager yeasts.
For quality control, we recommend direct pitching to the wort inside the fermentation vessel. Aeration and nutrient addition is recommended but may not be needed on Gen ).
4-10° in dry conditions