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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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
Was only dry option
ken a on Aug 7, 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
Required by recipe
Tim O on Feb 11, 2020
I sometimes need to have yeast ready on a day's notice
Michael B on Jan 17, 2020
have never used.
J. Neil C on Jan 13, 2020
with the ss brewtech purchase, i might try lager
Michael T on Dec 28, 2019
Simplicity of use
Andreas W on Dec 14, 2019
Good lager yeast for Czech-style beers
David Y on Nov 22, 2019
dry yeast last longer in storage
Scott H on Nov 20, 2019
for a lager
Jesse D Lott on Nov 11, 2019
Used it before and was satisfied.
Mark K on Nov 8, 2019
Because it is so good
Alan C on Oct 29, 2019
I've used this for years. Clean. No starter, no oxygen. The first batch will take awhile to get going. Then I harvest and do 5-6 iterations.
Paul Z on Oct 12, 2019
MoreBeer recommendation
STEVE WATSON on Sep 5, 2019
Great lager yeast, starts quickly at 50 degrees, has a nice dry finish.
Nick L on Aug 28, 2019
just to have
Jon S on Aug 28, 2019
necesary for anterior item product
Cristian Torres S on Jul 25, 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 Graley 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 CISNEROS on Sep 25, 2018
Carlos H on Sep 6, 2018
Latest Brew.
J Michael E on Jul 13, 2018
Recommendation on more beer site
William H on Aug 12, 2020
Makes a great Lager! 4th time and hasn't let me down!
Gregory W on Jul 28, 2020

4.8 / 5.0
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Great yeast
I make a top notch pilsner using this yeast. A+
May 13, 2020
1 year ago
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
6 months ago
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
12 months ago
Cheaper, easier & as good as the expensive liquid yeasts.
November 2, 2019
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
1 year ago
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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
seems to work very well
December 9, 2018
1 year ago