Saflager Yeasts

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Saflager Yeasts

Postby BillyBock » Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:46 pm

Has anyone used Saflager? What were your thoughts on its performance and flavor characteristics? I've used Safale S04 and have been impressed.

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Re Safflager Yeast

Postby StephenD » Sun Dec 22, 2002 5:29 pm

I have used Safflager yeast many times and have generally been happy. It seems to amplify the citrus overtones of Cascade hops and has a lean dry finish.My only reservation is that like most Lager yeasts it likes to ferment at lower temps. If you are trying to ferment at higher ie 22C temps or above stick to the saffale, it handles the higher temps better.
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Which Strain?

Postby BillyBock » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:15 am

Thanks for the response. IIRC there's 4 different strains. Which one do have experience with? As far as temp control--not a problem. My problem is keeping it warm to do ales this time of year (freezer in garage). Of all the problems to have, huh? Being FORCED to do lagers, oh darn!
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Lager yeasts

Postby fitz » Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:27 am

Saflager s23 yeast is a pretty good one. There is one made in Austrailia named Superior, that I like better. It has a nice clean taste. I even had a mishap once that the furnace vent was left open in the basement and it got too warm for lager yeasts normal brewing temps. The beer (I guess it would be considered a "Steam" Beer) still turned out well. If you have a chance to try it, try one of each(Saflager, and Superior) Then you'll know which you like best. Don't worry, both will be quite drinkable!
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Thanks Guys

Postby BillyBock » Thu Dec 26, 2002 8:58 pm

Thanks for the input, guys.
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Re which strain

Postby StephenD » Sun Dec 29, 2002 2:37 pm

Sorry Billy i have been off email for a few days over xmas. The strain used was Safflager s23.
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