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Saflager S-189

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Fermentis Saflager S-189 originated from the Hürlimann brewery in Switzerland. This lager strain’s attenuation profile allows to brew a wide range of lager and pilsen beers. This lager yeast works at a wide temperature range between 9-22°C (48.2-71.6°F) but ideally between 12-15°C (53.6-59°F). Highly flocculant.
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Saflager S-189 dry yeast for brewing beer

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Fermentis Saflager S-189 originated from the Hürlimann brewery in Switzerland. This lager strain’s attenuation profile allows to brew a wide range of lager and pilsen beers. This lager yeast works at a wide temperature range between 9-22°C (48.2-71.6°F) but ideally between 12-15°C (53.6-59°F). Highly flocculant.
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Yeast FormatDry
Yeast StyleLager
Min Fermenting Temp48
Max Fermenting Temp71
FlocculationHigh
Min Attenuation %No
Max Attenuation %No
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My go-to for Dopplebock
I use enough packs to pitch at 1.5 into a Vienna lager or similar malty brown lower-OG lager. At two weeks I recycle the entire trub for a Dopplebock with an OG of 1.091.

I've tried other lager yeasts and prefer S-189 for its highly attenuative and clean profile. For my Dopplebock I use lower modified specialty grains for the entire bill and careful mashing and high yeast attenuation are key to getting a good result.

I pitch at 50F and limit primary fermentation to 54F max. After going to seconday I rest at 65F+ for 3 days before starting my lager. Small beers like Vienna only lager a month, the Dopplebock I lager all winter (2+ months) and then bottle from keg. With S-189 I get a very clear product with no after-carbonation in the bottle and no bottle trub.
December 31, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Awesome Yeast
I used this yeast twice this past winter and look forward to using it again. I used it for two different IPLs of some girthy ABV. Great Attenuation, great fermenting, neutral and let the hops (one a mozaic focus, other citra focus) really shine. Fermented at 50-55 and lagered in the high 40's.
October 4, 2016
Great yeast for summer
The summers get crazy hot here in the Central Valley of California, so I’ve been opting for dry yeast during the summer months out of concern about the yeast getting heated during shipping and have been very pleased with the results. Having brewed several recipes with both liquid (Wyeast and White Labs) and Saflager dry yeast, I can’t really say I can taste a difference. I always do a starter but there is very little lag time between pitching and fermentation. Another definite advantage to the dry yeast is that it has a much longer shelf life (kept in fridge, of course) than liquid yeast.
June 29, 2016
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is this yeast gluten free ?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a one-celled fungus so yeah, the yeast itself is gluten free. But depending how gluten-phobic you are, know that yeast is propagated on grain (that's how it feeds and grows) before being processed into either dry or liquid yeast.

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