SafLager S-189 (S-189)
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.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
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.
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:
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