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Saflager S-23 Dry Yeast (11.5 grams)

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Saflager S-23 Dry Yeast (11.5 grams)

SKU: Y008

Bottom fermenting yeast originating from the VLB - Berlin in Germany recommended for the production of fruity and estery lagers. Its lower attenuation profile gives beers with a good length on the palate


Yeast: Saflager S-23 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
This bottom fermenting yeast is originating from the VLB (Berlin) in Germany and is known under the code RH. The strain is used by Western European commercial breweries and has been reported to produce lagers with some fruity and estery notes. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.
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Additional Information

Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 50-57
Attenuation (%) 82
Flocculation High

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July 22, 2012
Made an excellent Rich German Bock
Clean finish, no hint of Diacetyl. Just make sure after a week to 10 days you give it a couple of days at room temperature for the yeast to finish up. To make a good lager (like my Rich German Bock) you also should let it age in the refrigerator for a couple of months. Lagers are harder to brew than ales, make sure you know how to ferment them, and have the refrigerator and temperature controller. Its's not the yeast, it's the brewer, when you encounter Diacetyl.
January 14, 2013
took right off 1.066 to 1.015 in 6 days
January 14, 2013
A good lager yeast
You can get better lager yeast. But for the money this yeast works just fine.
February 10, 2013
Made a fir-spruce lager no hops
Used this for a fir-spruce lager with corriander and sage. A hop-less brew. Turned out good. First try so maybe just luck. Fermented well.
February 15, 2013
Makes a good lager
Made a good crisp clean lager. Maybe not as good as some of the liquid yeast I have used, but still good. I followed the directions and the advice here and made sure to do a Diacetyl rest when attenuation was 65% complete, at around 8 days. I pitched it cool, and warmed up to room temperature for the D rest. It came out fine.
April 12, 2013
Been using Saflager S-23 for about 15 years now. No blow off, always works. Only downside is wait time. I usually give it about 6 months after bottling, and it really improves after a year.
January 16, 2016
Have enjoyed all brews sine
Have enjoyed all brews sine I started 3 years ago.
January 17, 2016
Only for some beers
In general i don't use this for lagers because it tends to be estery. But for some beers its a good choice. The Anchor Steam clone is a good example, where it uses a lager yeast but at warmer temperatures. For that it works well.
September 22, 2013
this is a great lager yeast and is underrated, very good crisp clean flavor for use in all variety of lagers..
September 4, 2011
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