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SafLager S-189 Yeast from Fermentis

SafLager S-189 (S-189)

From: Fermentis
Type: Yeast  •  Packet: Dry
Species: Saccharomyces pastorianus

Originating from the Hürlimann brewery in Switzerland. This lager yeast strain's profile allows to brew fairly neutral flavor beers with a high drinkability. Depending on the conditions, it tends to present noticeable herbal and floral notes to lager beers.

Brewing Properties of SafLager S-189

The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.

Alcohol Tolerance
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
9-11%
Attenuation
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
80-84%
Flocculation
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
High
Optimal Temperature
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
54-59° F
(12-15° C)

Comparable Beer Yeasts

If you cannot find SafLager S-189 (S-189) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.

Common Beer Styles using SafLager S-189

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the SafLager S-189 yeast:

Lagers


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