Fermentis SafAle BE-134 Belgian Saison Yeast
SafAle BE-134 is a Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus and is characterized by a particularly high attenuation. This typical yeast strain is recommended for Belgian Saison-style beers. It gives fruity aromas with a slight spicy character (POF+) such as clove notes. This strain will bring highly refreshing and drinkable beers.
Ingredients: Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus), emulsifier E491
Alcohol tolerance (ABV): 9-11%
Apparent attenuation: 89-93%
Total esters: High
Fermentation Temperature: 18°C - 28°C
Dosage: 0.5 - 0.8 g/L for standard ferments.
Direct Pitching - Pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel on the surface of the wort at or above the fermentation temperature. Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available to avoid clumps. Ideally, the yeast will be added during the first part of the filling of the vessel; in which case hydration can be done at wort temperature higher than fermentation temperature, the fermenter being then filled with wort at lower temperature to bring the entire wort temperature at fermentation temperature.
Rehydration - Alternatively, sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight of sterile water or boiled and hopped wort at 25 to 29°C (77°F to 84°F). Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes, gently stir and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
Recommended Beer Styles:
- Farmhouse Beers
- Dark Saisons