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The First Dry Brett for Flavorful “Funkier” Beers

SafBrew BR-8 is the first Brettanomyces bruxellensis yeast available to brewers in a dry microgranular format.

It offers all the flavor benefits of ‘wild’ Brett yeast, but with more control and reliability, eliminating the risk of over-carbonation and gushing after bottling.

Selected specifically for secondary fermentation in bottles or casks, SafBrew™ BR-8 produces phenolic compounds that create a distinctive finishing touch which evolves over time as the beer is aged, with funkier notes (barnyard, horse, leather…) nicely balanced by refreshing, fruity notes.

SAFBREW™ BR-8 sensory profile

SafBrew™ BR-8 produces phenolic compounds that create a distinctive finishing touch which evolves over time as the beer is aged, with funkier notes (barnyard, horse, leather…) nicely balanced by refreshing, fruity notes.

SAFBREW™ BR-8 technical features

Dosage/Temperature

Optimal fermentation temperature 15°C – 25°C (59°F – 77°F). 

Instructions of use:

Rehydratation:  SafBrew™ BR-8 should not be rehydrated directly in the beer.

Sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight of sterile water at a temperature of 25°C to 29°C (77°F to 84.2°F). Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir until obtaining a yeast cream.

Usage: Add 5 to 10 grams of sugar per liter of beer (0.67 to 1.34 oz of sugar per gal of beer) to obtain an additional saturation of 2.5 to 5.0 g/L of CO2  (0.33 to 0.67 oz/gal of CO2). Pitch the sweetened beer at fermentation temperature with the rehydrated yeast.

Carbonation will be achieved in 1 to 3 months of maturation.

*At the end of refermentation, the beer can be cooled down and will gain in roundness after 2 to 3 weeks.
*Carbonation at lower end temperatures (e.g. 15°C / 59°F) can take over 3 months.

      • Viable yeast : > 5.0 *109 cfu/g
      • Purity :
        • Lactic acid bacteria: < 1 cfu /106 yeast cell
        • Acetic acid bacteria: < 1 cfu /106 yeast cell
        • Pediococcus: < 1 cfu /106 yeast cell
        • Total Bacteria: < 5 cfu /106 yeast cell
        • “Wild” Yeast1: < 5 cfu /106 yeast cell
        • Pathogenic micro-organisms: in accordance with regulation

Analysis done according to our HACCP study.1Other than Brettanomyces spp.

Storage

The product must be stored/transported in dry conditions and protected from direct heat sources (e.g. sunlight, …). For up to 6 months, the product can be stored/transported at ambient temperature below 25°C/77°F without affecting its performances.

Peaks up to 40°C/104°F are allowed for a limited period of time (less than 7 days in total). For prolonged storage times (beyond 6 months) after product has arrived at final destination, Fermentis recommends storage at a controlled temperature (below 15°C/59°F).

Shelf life

24 months from production date. Refer to best before end date printed on the sachet. Opened sachets must be sealed and stored at 4°C (39.2°F) and used within 7 days of opening.

Do not use soft or damaged sachets.Each Fermentis yeast is developed under a specific production scheme and benefits from the know-how of the Lesaffre group, world leader in yeast manufacturing. This guarantees the highest microbiological purity and maximum fermentation activity.

Fermentis dry brewing yeasts are well known for their ability to produce a large variety of beer styles. In order to compare our strains, we ran fermentation trials in laboratory conditions with a standard wort for all the strains and standard temperature conditions (SafLager: 12°C for 48h then 14°C / SafAle: 20°C). We focused on the following parameters: Alcohol production, residual sugars, flocculation and fermentation kinetic. Given the impact of yeast of the quality of the final beer it is recommended to respect the recommended fermentation instructions. We strongly advise users to make fermentation trials before any commercial usage of our products.