Fermentis produces true brewers yeast in ready to pitch dry form in formats meeting the requirements of industrial brewers, craft and homebrewers. The yeasts are produced in dedicated, state-of-the-art propagation facilities and then carefully dried to preserve their characteristics. Fermentis was the first to manufacture and market dry lager yeasts. Our different strains are available from recognized European sources enabling high quality lager production. A range of speciality ale yeasts has also been developed to produce ales with authentic flavor profiles.
Although the manufacturer instructions include the alternate method of pitching the yeast directly onto the wort, East Coast Hoppers highly recommends rehydrating the yeast first before pitching:
Sprinkle the yeast in 10 times its weight (~1/2 cup) of sterile water (cooled boiled water) at 25 to 29°C (77°F to 84°F). Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir with a sanitized utensil and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.