DetailsFermentis Safale K-97 is a German ale yeast selected for its ability to form a large firm head when fermenting. Suitable to brew ales with low esters and can be used for Belgian type wheat beers. Its lower attenuation profile makes for beers with a good mouthfeel. This ale yeast works at a wide temperature range between 12-25°C (53.6-77°F) but ideally between 15-20°C (59-68°F). Highly flocculant.
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Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 59-68 Flocculation High Profile Ale
4.5 / 5.02 ReviewsThis yeast is quite strongI have now made two batches of Kolsch beer using this yeast. I had others taste my beer against a commercial variety and have been told it is hard to tell what was homebrewed versus the commercial variety. I have not followed the directive to make a starter or rehydrate first, but this yeast is so strong, I have had to swap my bubbler airlocks for a hose to a bucket filled with water, because the yeast takes off strong and has pushed foam through my airlocks. The beer produced is very clean and is a very good example of what a Kolsch should be.February 4, 2018Purchased
11 months agoAggressiveI have never had an airlock blow out before this batch. This is an exceedingly high top cropping yeast and it did just that. I would recommend using it with batches that are about a gallon less than usual, or with fermenters with a lot of headspace. That being said it established and began fermenting quickly.April 23, 2016
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