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Saflager S-189 Lager Yeast - Fermentis

Saflager S-189 Lager Yeast - Fermentis

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Fermentis Saflager S-189 is an ideal lager strain for many lager and pilsner beers.  It can ferment well within the temperature range of 48-72° F, but is ideally fermented between the tighter range of 53-59° F. Highly flocculant, this yeast falls out of suspension easy resulting in brilliantly clear beer. A great choice as a very tolerant strain that makes great lagers.

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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More temperature range
Robert P on Mar 4, 2021
was the recommended yeast
Matt T on Dec 2, 2020
More temperature range
Robert P on Mar 4, 2021
Recipe calls for it
Jason P on Dec 29, 2020
was the recommended yeast
Matt T on Dec 2, 2020
Always an enjoyable finish,.
Mike Zargaj on Nov 12, 2020
To replace yeast from old kits
Victor B on Nov 3, 2020
Making a Czech pilsner
Erick C on Oct 2, 2020
Try something new
Patrick O on Sep 29, 2020
Need extra yeast for upcoming Oktoberfest brew
Stephen M. J on Jul 23, 2020
Thought I would try a dry lager yeast.
John P on May 2, 2020
Have had good luck with this dry lager yeast, comparing to W-34/70
Curtis A on Apr 15, 2020
Would like to see how well it performs
tony T on Mar 27, 2020
Easy. No need to hydrate. Use dry is fine. Great euro lager/pilsner finish. Surprised how good the taste with a dry yeast.
Mike Zargaj on Mar 25, 2020
Excellent fermentation
Cesar on Mar 23, 2020
Plan B
Douglas M on Dec 31, 2019
Plain flavorless
Cesar on Dec 28, 2019
Fermented Completely and Clean
ANTONIO CISNEROS on Dec 14, 2019
haveb't tried dry lager yeast yet
Cliff H on Dec 10, 2019
to make beer
Joseph F D on Jun 5, 2019
For my Helles... I use dry yeasts almost exclusively
Michael Benoit on Jun 4, 2019
Goes with the beer
Jeffery S. R on Apr 9, 2019
Brewing a pilsner
Tom Kerr on Feb 18, 2019
brewing light hoppy american lager
Bryan F on Dec 24, 2018
Works, different
Valued C on Sep 24, 2018
It's summer!
Rob G on Jul 17, 2018
lager yeast works at warmer temps
Matthew C on Apr 27, 2018
Try something new. Want to see how it compares to the 70/34 dry yeast
Normand L on Apr 24, 2018
Recipe calls for it
Jason P on Dec 29, 2020
Always an enjoyable finish,.
Mike Zargaj on Nov 12, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Safalager S-189 Fired right up
First time using Safalger s-189.Pitrched a little warm at 20 deg C. but decreased temp over a couple days to 15. Started bubbling w/in 12 hrs.. Few more weeks of lagering this Pilsner then to the keg an bottle. Will see how it clears up
October 26, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Lager Yeast
Use for American and European lagers and have not been disappointed
February 11, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good dry lager yeast
This makes nice clean lagers when fermented at recommended temperature.

Follow instructions, direct pitch, no need for starter.
August 24, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
S-189
My go to dry lager yeast for many German beer styles. Starts fast and ferments fully.
October 18, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago