Safcider CIDER YEAST Single 5 Gram Pack for Wet or Dry Ciders: Apple Blackberry Blueberry Cherry Pear Pumpkin Strawberry


Safcider (Now AB-1) Cider Yeast offers delicate fresh apple and apple sauce notes.  AB-1 is the right choice for balanced cider and it works well even under difficult fermentation conditions.  This is a 5 gram pack sufficient for 6 gallons.  AB-1 is a fructophilic strain (ferments fructose) selected specifically by Fermentis Lesaffre to make cider from apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, pear, pumpkin, strawberry, pretty much any fruit.  For all types of ciders even under difficult conditions.  Ensures a very good assimilation of fructose and it is excellent for high gravity ciders.  You even can use this yeast to make sparkling (Champagne) ciders.  Being replaced by Safcider AB-1 in the new line, AB-1 AC-4 AS-2 and TF-6 also available here.

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This specially selected cider yeast from the Champagne region produces excellent ciders of all types made from apples or other fruit. It is is fructophilic, meaning it will ferment fructose.  AB-1 is able to ferment even under difficult fermentation conditions and works in a wide temperature range between 50 and 86F (10 and 30C). The ideal temperature range is between 64 and 75F (18 and 24C).  Safcider works well at low pH levels down to 3. 3pH. It has low nitrogen requirements, is highly flocculent and is able to ferment fructose very well.


    • Weight: 5g (0. 18oz) Form: Dried Sedimentation: High
    • Ideal Fermentation Temperature Range: 64 – 75F (18 – 24C)
    • Maximum Fermentation Temperature Range: 50 – 86F (10 – 30C)
    • Works well at unusually low pH: 3. 3
    • Minimum Nitrogen Requirement is an unusually low: 150ppm of yeast available nitrogen
    • Yield (sugar/alcohol): 16. 3g/L for 1% alc. /vol.
    • Maximum SO2 level: 70mg/L
    • Turbidity Level: 50 NTU minimum
    • Dosage: 20 to 30g/hl (0. 8 to 1. 1g/1 US gallon) for primary fermentation, at least 1 day after SO2 addition. 30 to 40 g/hl for Prize de Mousse style.
    • Country of origin – Belgium
    • Manufacturer name – Fermentis.

FERMENTIS: Fermentis is an expert in the art of fermentation.  Fermentis means quality yeasts and fermentation solutions.  Our active dry yeasts and yeast derivatives cover almost all professional requirements from safeguarding production to expressing sensory characteristics. Wine producers understand that yeast is also a tool for giving character to their wine. It can be used to modify the elegance of aromas, flavor strength and a beverage’s distinct final notes. The quality of our yeasts and fermentation solutions means Fermentis can shoulder you upstream in your creation process.




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