SafAle K-97 German Ale Dry Yeast
BREWER’S YEAST FOR DELICATE & HOPPED BEERS
German ale brewer’s yeast producing subtle fermentation character. Depending on the conditions tend to present floral and balanced fruity character. Ideal for delicate beers such as German Kolsch beers, Belgian Wits and some versions of Session Beers. Suitable for heavily hopped beers and has the ability to form a large firm head when fermenting. Its lower attenuation profile makes for beers with a good mouthfeel.
- Fermentation Temperature: 59–68F
- Attenuation: 80–84%
- Alcohol Tolerance: 9-11%
Perfect strain to ferment:
- German Kolsch
- German Alt
- Berliner Weisse
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SafAle S-33 has the juiciest character and allows the release of intense hop tropical notes.
SafAle K-97 has the greenest, herbal and citrus side of the hop character.
SafAle S-04 releases more stone fruit notes and citrus character.
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Little buggers do a fabulous job making alkeehal and gass.
So my first time using this yeast, really kicked off fast on ferment at about 70 degrees, direct pitch. Finished and kegged and what I have is a mild sweetness on the back, a touch of citrus maybe, but not like an IPA. Crisp, clean, I think a perfect summer beer. I used 6lbs gold LME, 1oz Tettnang for 60 min, and 1 oz for 20. 1 lb of briess 60L caramel to steep at the beginning for 30min. Solid yeast for a warmer weather beer.
I like Pilsners and lagers especially authentic German ones. Visiting Oktoberfest in Munich is a real treat for beer lovers and one I would highly recommend.
I did a summer time Kolsch using K-97 yeast instead of K-5 and was pleasantly surprised by the character it bestowed upon this beer. I, as well as my drinking friends, gave it a thumbs up.
Reliable and strong fermentation like always. I have never had a problem with any SafAle yeasts. It paired well with the natural yeast from the rhubarb in my rhubarb gose.
This yeast performs well at lower temperatures. I usually ferment with this at 60 degrees f. for a neutral yeast flavor profile. Leaves a clear beer that lets malts and hops come through.