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.
Like Fermentis Saflager S-23 Lager Yeast? Then you will love CellarScience® BERLIN Dry Lager Yeast!


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Seemed like good choice
Samuel M on Dec 8, 2021
easy handling
James T on Nov 18, 2021
Seemed like good choice
Samuel M on Dec 8, 2021
For a lager
Valued C on Nov 25, 2021
easy handling
James T on Nov 18, 2021
Requested gift
Mary L V on Nov 2, 2021
Used it before. Makes for a nice lager/pilsner.
robert Fairlie on Oct 29, 2021
Francisco Z on Oct 16, 2021
It works great!
Matthew on Oct 8, 2021
makes a wonderful German lager
Jeff Leepard on Oct 8, 2021
called for it
Glen K on Sep 29, 2021
Conrad R on Sep 18, 2021
Quality yeast
OAK M W on Aug 13, 2021
Tommy T on Aug 11, 2021
Making a tropical stout
Robert F G on Aug 9, 2021
preferred yeast for this beer
Timothy L S on Jul 31, 2021
it was recommended for this brew
BRIAN C. on Jul 30, 2021
Looked like the best overall lager yeast.
Brad M on Jul 29, 2021
For Lagers
Brett C on Jul 22, 2021
Bohemian Lager!
Ward K Toby on Jul 14, 2021
Suggested with the All-Grain kit
Harris, S on Jun 24, 2021
Need it
Pat L on Jun 5, 2021
use it to compliment the liquid yeast
Greg T on Jun 1, 2021
Good yeast
C Stewart on May 25, 2021
David M on May 11, 2021
I wanted to see how it taste.
Jay F on May 7, 2021
For a Czech/Bohemian lager
Andrew A on Apr 24, 2021
For a lager I am going to brew
JP on Apr 20, 2021
Recommended for the beer
Brian J on Apr 9, 2021
Used on my last batch of Hellas Lager and is excellent
William H on Apr 9, 2021
American lager
Chuck Beckman on Mar 5, 2021
it's my go to lager yeast, very clean taste and fast thorough fermentation
Kenneth B on Feb 5, 2021
First larger
Gary Sandhoff on Feb 2, 2021
It works very well. Starts well and works down to 45 degrees f..
Bryan J K on Jan 7, 2021
Nice lager yeast
Jeff Leepard on Jan 6, 2021
Gift request
Elizabeth N on Nov 7, 2020
I'm a noob just experimenting things
Good stuff
troy s on Oct 31, 2020
Easy to use for making lagers
PeleB on Oct 22, 2020
Its my go 2 lager yeast!
Paul J M on Oct 22, 2020
Jon W on Oct 13, 2020
Recommended dry yeast for my kit - it is summer and I live in Alabama and I am concerned that liquid yeast would not survive the trip here.
Ellis S on Aug 14, 2020
Recommendation on more beer site
William H on Aug 12, 2020
Was only dry option
ken a on Aug 7, 2020
Makes a great Lager! 4th time and hasn't let me down!
Gregory W on Jul 28, 2020
I use dry yeast in the summer because of shipping times
john krousey on Jul 22, 2020
wanted to try
otto b on Jun 17, 2020
Cause it's dry
James L on Jun 16, 2020
Good flavor
Larry on Jun 10, 2020
Best dry lager yeast
Raul F on Jun 8, 2020
good all purpose bier yeast
lizbeth c on Jun 5, 2020
Used it before
Pat L on Feb 13, 2020
For a lager
Valued C on Nov 25, 2021
Requested gift
Mary L V on Nov 2, 2021

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fermented lager in 4 days at 54 degrees
Used 4 packs in a 12 gallon batch. This stuff worked great. The beer is still lagering so hopefully taste matches performance once it is carbonated.
May 22, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
I make a top notch pilsner using this yeast. A+
May 13, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Clean flavor
I used this in a Maris-otter based Helles. Came out very clean when pressure fermented at 10 PSI and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. No notable off-flavors under these conditions.
April 10, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easiest Lager yeast
I've recently started making lagers after acquiring an old fridge and temp controller.

I have tried both SafLager and WhiteLabs.

I have had most consistent results with both SafLager strains with both starter as well as just sprinkling in the wort once the proper lager temp is acheived.

Won a Bronze medal for my Munich Helles with a 2-l, 3 day starter of 2 S23 packets with 1 cup of Breis Pilsen DME.
January 2, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cheaper, easier & as good as the expensive liquid yeasts.
November 2, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This Product Really Works
I used the dry yeast because I didn't have any luck with the liquid yeast. This product came through for me. It's all part of a learning experience that now is more satisfying, now that I found a yeast that really works.
October 20, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice and clean
It does the job. I've used this yeast twice in a Martzen and it works well. I ferment at 53 degrees and was able to hit FG in about 18 days at the temp. I am currently fermenting a German Pils with this yeast and after 7 days it has fermented from OG 1.045 to 1.011, I am letting it continue to hopefully get to 1.008.
September 30, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago