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830242 - Saflager S-23 Dry Yeast - 11.5g
830242 - Saflager S-23 Dry Yeast - 11.5g
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This bottom fermenting yeast originated from the VLB (Berlin) in Germany and is known under the code RH. The strain is used by Western European commercial breweries and has been reported to produce lagers with some fruity and estery notes.

  • Use 1 packet to begin fermenting at room temperature.
  • Use 2 packets or make a yeast starter to begin fermenting at lager temperature.
  • Ideal temperature: 51-59 F
  • Sedimentation: high
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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Bo Pils Yeast Culture December 21, 2021
Reviewer: Mark  
I have been brewing all-grain beer off and on for 28 years.  Having used cultured yeast that I plated and slanted for most of the time I have been brewing, I am not a huge fan of dry yeast.  However, to my surprise, S-23 produced the best beer I have made in all of the time I have been brewing.  I am talking about hundreds of batches of beer. This yeast culture allows delicate malt and hop flavors to shine.  The finished beer has the same slightly fruity, floral, herbal, fresh mown hay flavor that is found in Pilsner Urquell when it is fresh.  I have been chasing this fermentation profile for 28 years, so this yeast strain is money for anyone who wants to get close to the flavor of Pilsner Urquell using dry yeast and a simple grist of 91% Pilsner malt, 9% CaraHell, and Czech Saaz hops.  I believe that S-23 would also make a good Pre-Pro Pils with 80% 6 or 2 Row, 20% flaked maize or gelatinized corn grits, Cluster for bittering, and Saaz or a blend of noble hops for finishing.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Not very clean for a lager yeast. July 5, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Works reasonably well, but produced a lager that has a noticable fruit character. US-05 for instance is cleaner than this. It has medium-high attenuation at around 75% for me. But the beer feels fuller than this. This could make a decent Lite beer, like a macro light lager. Seriously. Other lager strains I've used were much much cleaner and crisper.

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