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Re: S-189
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2016, 10:44:07 PM »
I have used it a lot, and it is a great, clean, fast fermenting lager yeast. I wouldn't ferment it at 55 though.

That being said, what is your recommended temp range for S-189?


According to Fermentis, the recommended temperature is 53 - 59 F.

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Re: S-189
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2016, 10:58:57 PM »
I listen to the "recommended ranges" like, never. Find your own way. Grasshopper. ;)


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Re: S-189
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2016, 11:22:08 PM »
I have used it a lot, and it is a great, clean, fast fermenting lager yeast. I wouldn't ferment it at 55 though.

That being said, what is your recommended temp range for S-189?




According to Fermentis, the recommended temperature is 53 - 59 F.

I listen to the "recommended ranges" like, never. Find your own way. Grasshopper. ;)

I suppose that's what I'm doing. Since it's the first time using it, and it isn't a common strain, it is a starting point. One that I'll change in my quest to "find my own way, Master."  ;)
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Re: S-189
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2016, 12:40:12 AM »
I used it for a Maibock that is lagering now. It has just the slightest hint of green apple. I'm hoping it will age out seeing that it is very subtle, or a "low note" as you say. My fingers are crossed. I want to tap it for May.

I brewed a maibock with S-189 last year. I'm bummed as I only have three bottles left.
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Re: S-189
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2016, 03:14:37 PM »
I have used it a lot, and it is a great, clean, fast fermenting lager yeast. I wouldn't ferment it at 55 though.

That being said, what is your recommended temp range for S-189?


According to Fermentis, the recommended temperature is 53 - 59 F.

I'd recommend 53-55 as the top end, based on my experience.
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Re: S-189
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2016, 09:44:24 PM »
I'd recommend 53-55 as the top end, based on my experience.

My cooler is set at 48 which usually gives me a fermentation temp of 52-53 with lager yeast.
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Re: S-189
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2016, 05:55:02 PM »
I'd recommend 53-55 as the top end, based on my experience.

My cooler is set at 48 which usually gives me a fermentation temp of 52-53 with lager yeast.

Okay, second brew with this yeast is a Munich Dunkel, same process, same temps. This one is absolutely gorgeous, clean, malty and bright.Certainly a darker beer is going to be more forgiving than the Maibock, but I can't see anything wrong with it. Now, I guess I have to give the Maibock some more time to mature and then make my final judgement, but if I were just going on the dunkel, I would recommend it highly and use it again.
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Re: S-189
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2016, 02:52:38 AM »
Does this one typically require a D-rest?
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Re: S-189
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2016, 12:16:17 PM »
Does this one typically require a D-rest?

Honestly, I try to d-rest for every lager because not only does it assure there is no diacetyl but it also speeds up the maturation process. So I wouldn't be able to give an answer on that. I feel it's best to do one anyway.

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Re: S-189
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2016, 02:04:03 PM »
Does this one typically require a D-rest?

Honestly, I try to d-rest for every lager because not only does it assure there is no diacetyl but it also speeds up the maturation process. So I wouldn't be able to give an answer on that. I feel it's best to do one anyway.

I agree, just part of the process for every batch. Lagers or Ales.

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Re: S-189
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2016, 03:38:00 PM »
Does this one typically require a D-rest?

I've never needed one for it, but it depends more on your process than the yeast itself.
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Re: S-189
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2016, 02:01:53 AM »
Got a kölsch going in the same chest now, so it is getting a d-rest with the Kölsch at 60-62F and both will be dropped back down and lagered at 32F for a bit.  Awaiting the sample with baited breath....
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