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Fermentis launches SafBrew™ LD-20


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Marcq-en-Barœul, France, 3 December, 2021

Fermentis launches SafBrew™ LD-20 for brewing highly attenuated lagers

This Active Dry Yeast and enzyme mix is perfect for lower carbohydrates* dry lager beers, including Session beers.

Beverages with lower content in carbohydrates and sugars are very popular with consumers – and brewers. Recognizing this as a growing preference, Fermentis is responding by adding a new product to its SafBrew™ product line. New SafBrew™ LD-20 combines a strong lager yeast strain with a precisely selected enzyme to help brewers create typical lagers that are lower in carbohydrates.

The balanced blend of active dry yeast and enzyme in SafBrew™ LD-20 produces drinkable, clean, crisp and fairly neutral lagers, with no defects, in many different fermentation conditions, performing remarkably well at low temperatures (above 12° C / 53.6° F). And because both elements are present in one product, brewers are not required to pitch two times. In fact, brewers can pitch directly into the wort, depending on their equipment and preferences.

SafBrew™ LD-20 is available in 500g packs

Most beers, regardless of their potential bitterness or acidity, generally contain some residual sugars (complex carbohydrates). Depending on the specific beer they want to produce, SafBrew™ LD-20 enables brewers to increase the amount of fermentable sugar content in their wort by up to 20%, which means the finished beer will contain up to 20% less residual sugars (complex carbohydrates) than a beer fermented with a standard yeast strain.

SafBrew™ LD-20 works by being able to break down complex sugars, including complex sugars like dextrins which most of yeasts alone can not do. The amyloglucosidase (AMG) in SafBrew™ LD-20 processes all complex sugars, so up to 100% of the sugar content can be fermented by the yeast. 100% attenuation produces a dryer beer and stronger alcohol content when using the same wort. And of course, by fermenting all sugars, the result is a significant reduction in carbohydrates.

SafBrew™ LD-20 gives brewers a new, reliable tool for creating delicious, “lower-carb*”, sessionable dry lagers.

It’s one more way Fermentis supports the creativity and production of people who are passionate about the beers they brew.

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*meaning reduction of up to 20% carbohydrates in the beer vs same yeast without enzyme. The information provided by Fermentis is for informational purposes to the attention of professionals only. We make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the information: regulatory and intellectual property requirements (including product use and claims) shall be reviewed locally for their particular purposes.

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