Home Home Brewing Supplies Yeast Dry Beer Yeast DRY LAGER YEAST Saflager S23 Lager Yeast Item #Y06 Price: $5.49 In stock - 1 units available. - + Add to cart In stock, will ship on Saturday, April 1 Estimated delivery to North (change) by Monday, April 10 via Flat or Free Shipping Flat or Free Shipping Policy 60 Day Money Back Return Policy Add to wishlist Read or Write a Review
This is my go to lager yeast. It makes great lagers when fermented at the proper temperature. I also add O², yeast nutrient to my wort. Never had to rehydrate it. I have made a starter for a Dopplebock that came out very well. I recommend it as an alternative to any liquid lager yeast. Should do the job well.
I like to ferment at ambient temperatures in my shop. I brew lagers late fall to mid spring. S-23 has performed well. No starter for the fresh pack. Ferment a moderate gravity wort, then harvest yeast and brew higher gravity beers. Repeat and harvest yeast. I usually do six brews from the initial single pack.
Pros: Individual packages great for home brewer.
Cons: Same yeast is not available in larger packages. I like this yeast so much, I'd like to buy more. But buying 20+ packets seems inefficient. Packets are soft; specs say they are supposed to be filled with nitrogen and hard. Content seems to be okay though.
Great all-purpose lager yeast, SO cheap.
Pros: I used this for an American dark lager with excellent results. Very forgiving and vigorous lager yeast. Transparent, allowing full flavor of beer to shine through. Unlike the other reviewer, I didn't need a starter solution, it just kicked right in.
Good yeast if properly handled.
Pros: This is a true bottom fermenter. What they say about it being estery, is only if you're fermenting at too high a temp, or if the wort does not have sufficent nutrients. A good wort, with nutrients, fermented at 50degC or less will be fine.
Cons: You absolutely have to rehydrate properly and then make a starter. I recommend a 1 to 1.5 quart starter.