Ferment ciders, applejack, or apple brandy washes with Safcider AB-1 from Fermentis. This yeast is selected from strains of the Champagne region of France. Safcider AB-1 performs well under harsh conditions with a high alcohol tolerance. It can ferment in a temperature range of 50-86°F, but has an ideal temperature range of 64-75°F.
This yeast can be pitched directly, but if you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.'
Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort (we suggest 4 oz) at 70°F to 77°F (21 to 25 °C). Do not stir. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
*See the technical data sheet below for more information on rehydration, usage and storage.