Fermentis SafAle™ BE-256

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Fermentis Safale™ BE-256 active dry yeast is recommended to brew a diversity of beers among which abbey style beers known for their high alcohol content. Fermentis Safale™ BE-256 ferments very fast and reveals subtle and well-balanced aromas. To maintain the aromatic profile at the end of the fermentation, we do recommend to crop this yeast as soon as possible after fermentation.


  • Available in 11.5g sachets

Fermentation temperature:

  • Ideally 15-20°C (59-68°F)


  • 20 ppm at 13.5°P at 20°C in EBC tubes


  • 274 ppm at 13.5°P at 20°C in EBC tubes


  • 0 g/l*
*0g maltotriose/L corresponding to an apparent attenuation of 90%


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  • Fast

Pitching rate instructions:

50 to 80 g/100 litres (10g - 16g per 20L)

Rehydration instructions:

  1. Sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort at 25 to 29°C (77°F to 84°F).
  2. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
  1. Pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20°C (68°F). Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps.
  2. Leave for 30 minutes, then mix the wort using aeration or by wort addition.


Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), emulsifier E491


Typical Analysis:

  • % dry weight: 94.0 – 96.5
  • Viable cells at packaging: > 6 x 109 /g
  • Total bacteria*: < 5 / ml
  • Acetic acid bacteria*: < 1 / ml
  • Lactobacillus*: < 1 / ml
  • Pediococcus*: < 1 / ml
  • Wild yeast non Saccharomyces*: < 1 / ml
  • Pathogenic micro-organisms: in accordance with regulation
*when dry yeast is pitched at 100 g/hl i.e. > 6 x 106 viable cells / ml


During transport: The product can be transported and stored at room temperature for periods of time not exceeding 3 months without affecting its performance. At final destination: Store in cool (< 10°C/50°F), dry conditions.

Shelf life

36 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°F) and used within 7 days of opening. Do not use soft or damaged sachets.