SafBrew™ BR-8 Dry Brettanomyces Yeast

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SafBrew™ BR-8 is the first Brettanomyces bruxellensis yeast available to brewers in a dry format. BR-8 is designed for bottling and/or cask conditioning. 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. BR-8 has the ability to ferment glucose, fructose, maltose, and maltotriose exclusively. BR-8 is non-diastaticus meaning it will not ferment dextrins, preventing over-attenuation in bottling. 

Selected specifically for secondary fermentation in bottles or casks, SafBrew™ BR-8 produces phenolic compounds that create a distinctive finishing touch that evolves over 1 -3 months, with funkier notes (barnyard, horse, leather…) nicely balanced by refreshing, fruity notes. Younger beers will display aromas of pineapple and light funk as the beer ages funk and leather notes increase. 

SafBrew™ BR-8 should be rehydrated before being added to beer.

SafBrew™ BR-8 Features:

  • Fermentation Temperature: 59 - 77°F
  • Aromas: pineapple, funk, horse, barnyard, animal, leather
  • Dosage Rate: 5g/26 Gallons
    Note: One 5g packet can be used to treat 5 gallons but may produce a hazy beer.

SafBrew™ BR-8 Instructions of use:

Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water at a temperature of 77°F to 84.2°F. One 5g packet should be rehydrated in 50 ml of sterile water. Leave to rest for 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir until obtaining a yeast cream.

Add rehydrated yeast and priming sugar to your beer. Carbonation will be achieved in 1 to 3 months. At the end of the refermentation, the beer can be chilled down and will gain in roundness after 2 to 3 weeks. Carbonation at lower end temperatures (e.g. 59°F) can take over 3 months.


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