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Safale K97 German Ale Yeast - Fermentis

Safale K97 German Ale Yeast - Fermentis

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Description

The perfect dry yeast for your German ales or Belgian-style wheat beers. K-97 is selected for its penchant to form a large, firm krausen while fermenting. A great choice for ales that you want to have a low ester character. The lower attenuation of K-97 makes for beers with a nice mouthfeel. Can ferment anywhere between 54-77°F, although the ideal range is between 59-68°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.
 
Recommended temperature range: 59-68°F.
 
*See the technical data sheet below for more information on rehydration, usage and storage.
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My goto workhorse yeast. very strong and reliable yeast.
andrew on Aug 24, 2021
I have use this for making beer in 6 months - it's great
Huu Nhon N on Aug 12, 2021
My goto workhorse yeast. very strong and reliable yeast.
andrew on Aug 24, 2021
recipe
Mitch A on Aug 24, 2021
I have use this for making beer in 6 months - it's great
Huu Nhon N on Aug 12, 2021
Lauger yeast that tolerates higher temps
Daniel T on Aug 3, 2021
Used Fermentis Dry Yeast for years, my favorite
Dennis C on Jun 22, 2021
To brew my caribbean kolsch
Juan L on Jun 12, 2021
Same as above, plus a second packet incase the first is a dud
Tyler T S on Jun 3, 2021
Makes a great ale
Jeff Leepard on May 15, 2021
AHA big brew ingredient
Skip C on Apr 20, 2021
Big brew day 2021
Chris H on Apr 3, 2021
New use
VE-0930509, Rina R on Mar 23, 2021
solid performing, relatively high alcohol tolerance
Rey P on Mar 18, 2021
it was recommended as the yeast for this style.
Richard S on Mar 13, 2021
recipe
Mitch A on Feb 13, 2021
great ale yeast
Jeff Leepard on Jan 16, 2021
Fermenting
Tim T on Dec 30, 2020
huge Krausen - good for making Kolsch
Jeff Leepard on Dec 30, 2020
Sounds interesting
:Jeff W. on Dec 18, 2020
I want to give it a try
Jeremie W on Oct 29, 2020
I want to brew a kolsch. I always get great results from Safale dry yeast products.
Robert F on Oct 20, 2020
Description
rod b on Aug 11, 2020
Needed for our beer recipe
Beverly K on Jun 2, 2020
It was there
William F Dumler on May 14, 2020
need it to make beer
Valued C on May 13, 2020
To brew some kolsch!
Damien P on May 5, 2020
want to brew a kolsch
Nathan H on Apr 17, 2020
Fermentation temps and love a kolsh.
Cody S on Mar 31, 2020
going to make a kolsch with helles ingredients. Fantastic!
Jonathan P on Mar 27, 2020
better for transit and cheaper than WLP029
Adam B on Mar 13, 2020
Brewing a Baltic Porter
Jeffery J on Feb 28, 2020
Easy and effective
Mike T on Dec 19, 2019
Trying something new
William H. B on Dec 16, 2019
Alternate to white labs klosch
Allen Logan on Dec 9, 2019
using for holiday ale
Ben B on Oct 23, 2019
I want to make dry Ale german beer
Juan L on Aug 28, 2019
Alt-bier
Giovanni M on Aug 28, 2019
To make German SMaSH
Gailen on Jul 23, 2019
Brewing a Kolsh! First one! All grain baby!
Jason on Jul 1, 2019
go to for german wheat brews
Ben B on May 6, 2019
I'd like to brew a Kolsch, but I don't want to make a starter.
Michael R on Apr 6, 2019
Trial. Good luck with Saflager. Dry yeasts store better, less hassle.
steve m on Mar 26, 2019
Brewing a partial mash Kölsch style
Adam on Feb 20, 2019
This might be the best dry yeast I have ever used.
Jeremy P on Dec 28, 2018
Since by mail I get a dry yeast & both brews are German. Even though Helles should be lager I'm going to use an ale yeast this time.
John W on Dec 27, 2018
flavored wheat beer
Ben B on Nov 28, 2018
Haven’t used & want to know how it taste
Kenneth Graley on Oct 29, 2018
trying out a new yeast
Kurt H on Oct 25, 2018
recipe
Mitch A on Aug 24, 2021
Lauger yeast that tolerates higher temps
Daniel T on Aug 3, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Fast Start to Fermentation
The fermentation kicked off almost as fast as Kveik. Good consistent results with this yeast. Always nice to have a dry yeast on hand.
March 30, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Will buy again
I visibly saw signs of fermentation within 30 minutes! Crazy! Can’t wait to taste it! Will be buying again for sure
February 2, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Powdery, but give it time!
Ferments well down to 53-55F. Made some very clean Kolsch style ales with it. I found fining with gelatin helps speed up clearing otherwise I've lagered for 2, sometimes 3 weeks, to get a brilliantly clear beer.

Produces a structured, well balanced beer in my experience. Giver er a shot!
November 3, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This stuff works great. I’ve been using liquid yeast for years and decided to try this dry yeast...results are better!!
September 28, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Worked fine but was really slow to flocculate. I brewed an award winning Alt Bier with it. Lots of subtle flavors. Give it time to lager.
May 24, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this at my nano brewery for my Belgium Farmhouse Ale.
July 10, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this strain
This kolsh dry yeast never disappoints. Every time I've used it - it is always very floculant with high attenuation - always ferments fast, rapidly picking up after pitching and then finishes within a week - usually much faster than SA-05. The beer is clear and consistent - if you like the flavor, you can't beat this yeast.
July 9, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent yeast for a German kolsch ale
I have used this yeast twice to make a kolsh ale. It is rapid fermenting and produces a clear ale which has a great flavor.
May 29, 2019