Dry Lager Yeast

Dry Lager Yeast

Post by Steven Cardina » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00



The BOP near me used a Dry Lager yeast - I can't remember the brand,
however.  The packet *might* have been light blue, but since I've already
drunk most of that Schwartzbeir, who can remember.

Have to say the beer was only OK.  Could have been for many reasons,
however.

Steve in Lowell

Quote:

>Ok, spank me. The other day I mistakenly stated that I knew of no dry lager
>yeast.
>Last night I was in the grocery store and lo and behold, what did my little
>eyes spot. Well, none other that a Cooper's Dry Lager Yeast.
>Well, maybe I wasn't mistaken, cause I said I had not seen a dry lager, I
>stand corrected.
>I will punish myself by drinking one of my green brews.
>If anyone has any experience with this yeast let me know. I'm curious.

 
 
 

Dry Lager Yeast

Post by Pat Whitbec » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Ok, spank me. The other day I mistakenly stated that I knew of no dry lager
yeast.
Last night I was in the grocery store and lo and behold, what did my little
eyes spot. Well, none other that a Cooper's Dry Lager Yeast.
Well, maybe I wasn't mistaken, cause I said I had not seen a dry lager, I
stand corrected.
I will punish myself by drinking one of my green brews.
If anyone has any experience with this yeast let me know. I'm curious.

 
 
 

Dry Lager Yeast

Post by Drew Avi » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Spank.  Now, I don't understand much about yeast biology, but discussions I've
read on this topic before seem to say that there is a technical reason lager
yeasts cannot be dried (an enzyme they lack?) and that "dry lager" yeasts are
in fact very neutral ale yeasts.  I've got a jar of Maribrew Lager yeast (dry)
from a local brewpub.  It makes very clean, slightly fruity beers, but the min
temp is 57F - which says to me it's a clean ale yeast.  Morgans also has a
"dry lager" yeast that seems to show the same behaviour.  What is the minimum
temp on the Coopers?  Maribrew is from Australia, so it may be related to or
the same yeast as the Coopers.

Regards,
Drew

Quote:

> Ok, spank me. The other day I mistakenly stated that I knew of no dry lager
> yeast.
> Last night I was in the grocery store and lo and behold, what did my little
> eyes spot. Well, none other that a Cooper's Dry Lager Yeast.
> Well, maybe I wasn't mistaken, cause I said I had not seen a dry lager, I
> stand corrected.
> I will punish myself by drinking one of my green brews.
> If anyone has any experience with this yeast let me know. I'm curious.

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Dry Lager Yeast

Post by F M » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00


  I was recently sold a sachet of  Saflager S-23 dried lager yeast by my local
brew supply with the recommendation that it produces excellent results.  I am
also told that many European commercial brewers use it.  Do any of you have any
experience using Saflager ?
This product is made by DCL Yeast. They have a web site at
http://www.dclyeast.co.uk/saflager.html , but the info is sketchy.