Saflager S-23 is best when fermented at low temperatures, yet can ferment at higher temperatures (61-68° F). If you ferment at warmer temperatures you will get more ale-like character, think Anchor Steam. Sedimentation is high and Final Gravity is medium. Excellent for bottle conditioning. You can rehydrate but it works very well simply sprinkled over the surface of the wort. One packet is sufficient for 5-6 gallons. Dry yeast stores very well for long periods, and when properly hydrated prior to pitching presents more active cells than liquid equivalents.
Fermentis produces true brewers yeast in ready to pitch dry form in formats meeting the requirements of industrial brewers, craft and homebrewers. The yeasts are produced in dedicated, state-of-the-art propagation facilities and then carefully dried to preserve their characteristics.
Fermentis was the first to manufacture and market dry lager yeasts. Our different strains are available from recognized European sources enabling high quality lager production. A range of specialty ale yeasts has also been developed to produce ales with authentic flavor profiles. See our other items!