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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easy use
Richard H on Sep 29, 2022
W C H on Sep 12, 2022
easy use
Richard H on Sep 29, 2022
Jed P on Sep 20, 2022
W C H on Sep 12, 2022
in recipe
David G on Sep 8, 2022
Robert B on Sep 7, 2022
It is recommended (presumably over W-34/70) for the Oktoberfest.
Paul T on Aug 25, 2022
Chris S on Aug 24, 2022
I like the convenience of dry yeast, and I've always had great results with Fermentis products. Plus, I think it tolerates the heat better when shipping during the summer months.
Dan H on Aug 8, 2022
Need it
Sandro Z on Aug 5, 2022
is good
Familiar with it
Ed H on Jul 26, 2022
I want to start brewing lagers and the reviews show it as a good yeast
Mario N on Jul 14, 2022
it was way cheaper than the other options
Jesse on Jul 14, 2022
Good stuff!
Chris S on Jul 7, 2022
Joe B on Jun 13, 2022
Recommended with kit
Doug H on May 24, 2022
use all the time
Gary D S on May 16, 2022
I'm out
Valued C on May 12, 2022
haven't tried it yet
Jon F on Apr 11, 2022
Low fermentation temperature for Lagers.
JRock on Mar 30, 2022
To Hot to Ship Wyeast
Bernard T on Mar 23, 2022
Recommended in the instructions
Dan P on Mar 18, 2022
John W on Mar 16, 2022
Who knows could be a pilsner or it could be an IPL, we'll see
Jay S on Mar 15, 2022
Making Czech lager
Matthew J G on Mar 15, 2022
I was looking for a yeast that would work at cooler temperatures
Scott S on Feb 28, 2022
low cost
David M C on Feb 22, 2022
Love it
Daniel H on Feb 10, 2022
i have used it before
JEFF P L on Jan 25, 2022
making lagers in the winter
matthew adam c on Jan 11, 2022
I've had nothig but successfull fermentation with this yeast. It's dry, clean, and Saflager has earned my trust.
Michael K on Dec 28, 2021
Wanted to make some good beers.
David K on Dec 22, 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
Jed P on Sep 20, 2022
in recipe
David G on Sep 8, 2022

4.9 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Lager yeast
Use it to make Torcido, a Mexican Lager kit from More Beer.
I do pressure fermentation in a spike flex. I added 12 lbs. pressure at pitching and the yeast took off. Temp was 71 in the room. I have a 15 lbs. relief valve and it went to 15 lbs. in a day. Done fermenting in 9 days, cold crashed for two and now I have a great Mexican lager everyone enjoys. Love pressure fermenting, don't have to worry about temp and had 6 batches turn out great so far.
July 23, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Top 5 rating for beer brewer’s
Love it. It is versatile and lets me create a wide range of beers with various ferment temps
July 23, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Special Trial
Was looking for a yeast that would work in lower temperatures. Very veral, and is still working 3 weeks later. Should be a good batch.
March 27, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Saflager s23
Works as advertised.
January 3, 2022
9 months ago
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
I make a top notch pilsner using this yeast. A+
May 13, 2020
over 3 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
over 2 years 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 3 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