SafBrew™ BR-8 – “The first dry brett designed for your bottle and/or cask conditioning”
Fermentis SafBrew™ BR-8 yeast has been selected specifically for secondary fermentation in bottles and casks. This yeast assimilates the total amount of glucose, fructose, saccharose, maltose and maltotriose. It is characterized by a production of specific phenolic compounds, responsible for the animal, horse sweat, leather, barnyard and so called funky specific aromatics at the end of fermentation. The development of these flavors takes time and the optimum is normally reached after 3 months of fermentation. It is also possible that the profile evolves slightly till 6 months of maturation; and even more.
Fermentis SafBrew™ BR-8 yeast resists to rather high alcohol levels (≈ up to 8.5% v/v), depending on the saturation of the beer; and allows brewers to benefit of all properties related to refermentation:
Beer preservation thanks to oxygen trapping;
Contribution in roundness and maturation aromas;
Sticks at the bottom of the bottles/casks after fermentation and forms a nice haze when it is resuspended.
Given the impact of yeast on the quality of the final beer it is recommended to respect the recommended fermentation instructions. Fermentis strongly advises users to make fermentation trials before any commercial usage of their products.
Please read the complete product information first at Downloads (the Technical Data Sheet).