Saflager S-23 Lager Yeast - Fermentis

Saflager S-23 Lager Yeast - Fermentis

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Great to keep on hand, either as a backup, or as a go-to yeast for your lagers. Produces a nice lager taste: clean and crisp.
Finally there is dry lager yeast we can recommend. This bottom fermenting yeast is widely used by Western European commercial breweries. This yeast develops the best of its flavors when fermented at low temperatures (48-59°F) yet it can still produce "lager characteristics" at higher temperatures. We recommend that you keep it between 48F-59F to produce the best beer possible.
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.


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John White on Jun 27, 2019
work good for what i want
Tim W on May 1, 2019
John White on Jun 27, 2019
Recipe Specified
John J on May 10, 2019
work good for what i want
Tim W on May 1, 2019
Trying out new yeast
Bryan on Apr 13, 2019
used with great results
Larry Akers on Apr 3, 2019
Good luck with saflager. High cell count. Good storage
steve m on Mar 26, 2019
It makes the historical American lager
David P on Mar 24, 2019
Gives me the results I'm looking for!
Lee Theuriet on Mar 7, 2019
used several times, very good
Larry Akers on Mar 2, 2019
Brewing a pilsner
Tom Kerr on Feb 18, 2019
it's what I normally use for my recipes
Thomas L on Feb 6, 2019
Patrick F on Feb 4, 2019
Makes the best Vienna lager with consistent performance at 52 degrees
Nick L on Jan 15, 2019
lager time !
TIMOTHY M on Jan 5, 2019
had one need two for 10 gallon batch
Robert T T on Jan 3, 2019
this is a new try, used wlp840 before
keith van h on Nov 17, 2018
Price and first item in suggested items
Tim Grano on Nov 17, 2018
Richard S on Oct 30, 2018
Oktoberfest brew
Kenneth G on Oct 29, 2018
Brand loyalty because of quality.
Twin o on Oct 4, 2018
Cheaper then liquid
Michael L on Sep 27, 2018
Try something different
ANTONIO C on Sep 25, 2018
Carlos H on Sep 6, 2018
Latest Brew.
J Michael E on Jul 13, 2018
Used it before
Pat L on Jun 29, 2018
It was recommended
Margaret E on Jun 26, 2018
go to with my amber lager
Kevin G on May 22, 2018
American lite lager
Chuck B on May 11, 2018
Erick S on May 2, 2018
lager yeast
David A R on Apr 30, 2018
Cheap and easy vs making a starter from liquid for 15g lager
John C on Apr 18, 2018
Recipe Specified
John J on May 10, 2019
Trying out new yeast
Bryan on Apr 13, 2019

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So far I have used fermentos I 15 batches; performance is consiste. I recommend anyone making lagers to use it .
Always work on my lagers
June 18, 2019
1 month ago
Sealed well in container currently in secondary along with French strisselspault hops and golden light dme and lme, saflager 23, and catapults malt grains, all ordered at morebeer.com. smells good can’t wait to bottle or keg haven’t decided that yet
May 30, 2019
2 months ago
Easy to use yeast
This is really good stuff. I hydrate it, then pitch it. The end of the next day, I have a rolling fermentation. I could probably get fermentation going faster with a starter but hydrate-and-go is to easy.
March 1, 2019
5 months ago
seems to work very well
December 9, 2018
8 months ago
Great Yeast
Worked great on my Oktoberfest!!!
October 6, 2018
1 year ago